The English Department offers a master’s program in English and an MFA in Creative Writing, offered jointly with Cleveland State University, Kent State University, and YoungstownStateUniversity. Our programs enroll approximately 80-90 students, many of whom are nontraditional in their academic, social, and cultural backgrounds. Most graduate courses in English meet once or twice weekly in the late afternoon or evening, and on Saturday, for scheduling convenience and efficiency. Since the master's degree is Akron's terminal degree in English, more attention is devoted to it than in some universities where the doctorate is the terminal degree. Faculty are accessible, and graduate assistants participate in the governance of the English Department by electing a representative to attend faculty meetings.