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Graduate Concentrations
For a list of concentrations available to undergraduates, click here.
Creative Writing
The Creative Writing Concentration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a friendly, energetic community of faculty and students who enjoy a lively relationship with the other graduate concentrations in English, an exciting university, and a warmly receptive local environment.
The Departments of English and Modern Languages offer courses and concentrations in folklore studies for students who are pursuing degrees in English and Francophone Studies. In both departments, folklore is an integral component of the study of language, literature, and culture. The programs provide professional training in folklore leading to further graduate work as well as careers in teaching, research, and public-sector folklore.
Linguistics and TESOL
Students studying linguistics at UL-Lafayette can select from a broad range of courses, including semantics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, and first- and second-language acquisition. The Lafayette area, with native speakers of Cajun French and varieties of Creole French, provides a rich source of data for students interested in dialectology, languages in contact, Creole studies, and other sociolinguistic phenomena.
Literary and Cultural Studies
Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the binding glue of the graduate program. For many of us, it’s at the intersection of literary and cultural studies from which the greatest intellectual excitement emerges. Students opting for a concentration in literary and cultural studies combine generalist with more specialized coursework in their time at the University of Louisiana. This balance, we believe, is crucial to today’s professional markets, where individuals with the ability to teach across composition, literature surveys, and specialist courses possess a crucial advantage.
Rhetoric and Composition
Since 1985, the English Department of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has offered a graduate degree with a concentration in Rhetoric. The program is designed for English graduate students who are interested in rhetoric, composition theory, professional writing, the teaching of rhetoric and composition, the administration of writing programs and writing laboratories, and the study of linguistics.

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