Work side by side with your fellow scholars in the PhD and MFA programs. The program is excellent preparation for doctoral studies, as well as for careers in fields such as book studies, publishing, and education.
Explore the history and innovations of creative nonfiction genres, and develop your literary artistry through Iowa's trademark workshop method. Our professors and mentors are bestselling authors, celebrated poets, groundbreaking essayists, and visionary journalists.
Our PhD in English program will train you for nontraditional careers, as well as for careers in the academy. Our faculty are prolific researchers, innovative teachers, and inspiring mentors.