M.A. Student Resources

Representatives of English Applied Linguistics (REAL)

The Representatives of English Applied Linguistics (REAL), of which all EAL students are members, welcomes incoming students, sponsors professional development workshops and activities, and conducts social events.

English Graduate Union

The English Graduate Union represents all graduate students within the English Department. Each spring two students from each of the English Department’s four graduate programs are elected as representatives to the EGU. The main function of the EGU is to create a liaison between the English Department administration, its faculty and its graduate students. The EGU also provides financial support for travel to professional conferences.

Graduate & Professional Student Council

The Graduate and Professional Student Council is a campus-wide organization. Their goal is to assist graduate students academically, economically, and socially, and to establish communication among all graduate and professional students at the University. In addition to lobbying for graduate student issues, the GPSC provides financial support for travel to professional conferences and sponsors social events for graduate students. Representatives are elected annually from each of the colleges. 

Office of International Student Programs

International students have the added benefit of the programs offered through the Office of International Student Programs, including a required orientation program, cross-cultural workshops and forums, and a host family program.


The Associated Students of the University of Arizona hosts a number of clubs and organizations for students. They cover a number of different interests – professional, cultural, political, religious, social and athletic, among others.