This fall, the MSU Department of English will host the 2nd Annual MUSE Scholars workshop for prospective graduate students in English from October 16-20, 2019. The MUSE Scholars Program (Mentoring Underrepresented Scholars in English) was launched during the fall of 2018, with an inaugural cohort of eight scholars. The Fall 2019 workshop MUSE workshop is directed at prospective English graduate students from underrepresented groups, including students of African American, Latinx and Chicanx, Asian American, Native American, and Indigenous descent. The all-expenses-paid workshop will allow students to learn more about the English Department, visit graduate classes and co-curricular activities (lectures, film screenings, Research Workshops), meet with our graduate faculty and graduate students, and receive individual feedback from the faculty on their application materials for graduate school. Students will also have the opportunity to present their research to faculty. The workshop aims to introduce prospective students to a robust culture of mentoring essential for a rewarding graduate school experience, and a thriving life in academia.

Thanks to the generous support of the MSU Graduate School and the College of Arts & Letters, the Fall 2019 MUSE workshop will cover the travel, lodging, and incidental expenses associated up to five prospective students.

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MUSE Featured on the MSU English Grad Program Podcast

Visit SoundCloud to hear Drs. Yomaira Figueroa, Tamara Butler, Divya Victor, Justus Nieland, and current English doctoral candidate Briona Jones chat about the origins of MUSE program, the practice of mentoring underrepresented students, the graduate student experience, and what to expect from the pilot MUSE program this fall. And more!