Teachers transform lives. Bread Loaf transforms teachers.
As the largest residential master's program in English in the country, Bread Loaf's summer graduate school brings together more than 400 students at our three campuses each summer.
About 75-80 percent of our students are middle and high school teachers of English, language arts, and humanities subjects, though participants also include writers, editors, and other professionals. While our students come from a variety of backgrounds and have a range of goals, they share an impassioned interest in reading, writing, and the power of words to change the world.
Since we opened in the summer of 1920, thousands of teachers have attended, who in turn have taught millions of students across the country and around the world. Bread Loaf is truly shaping the face of education.
Why earn your master's at Bread Loaf?
You are imaginative.
You are inspired.
You are empowered.
You are an explorer.
You are connected.
You are immersed.
Student Profile 2019
A Day in the Life of Bread Loafer Himali Singh Soin
Follow MA candidate Himali Singh Soin as she embarks on her day at Bread Loaf. Besides writing on contemporary art and culture, Soin makes art inspired from literature and shows in museums, galleries, and abandoned spaces. In 2014, she completed a writer's residency in Paris, and she recently earned an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. Here, she shares with us her daily routine during the summer.
Apply to any of Bread Loaf's three unique campuses. Attend different campuses in different summers. New students are admitted on a rolling basis from mid-December through mid-May, as long as space is available. See our application information.
Undergraduates at Bread Loaf
Rising undergraduate seniors may attend Bread Loaf in the summer prior to their senior year. We accept applications from undergraduates who will have completed the equivalent of three years towards a bachelor's degree by the summer they wish to attend. Undergraduate students may apply credit earned at Bread Loaf to their undergraduate degrees or get a head start on an MA in English.