Master of Arts in English
The Master of Arts in English is a wide-ranging program that allows students from various backgrounds to pursue a course of study that meets their interests and goals. Whether taking a step toward further graduate study, completing the post-baccalaureate study requirement for secondary education teachers, or seeking to enhance job credentials with advanced skills in research and writing, this program offers a broad range of courses and allows intensive study of special subjects in close collaboration with faculty.
"Monmouth's English MA program attracts wonderful, passionate students at diverse stages of their intellectual, professional, and personal journeys. Whether right out of college, embarked on a midlife career change, or pursuing a long held dream to study literature at advanced levels, Monmouth's MA English students all share an eagerness to engage deeply with literary, critical, and rhetorical texts and to write intelligently and creatively about them. They also engage deeply with each other, creating a community of inquiry and support that is a vital counterpart to the instruction and support graduate faculty provide."
—Kristin Bluemel, PhD
Professor of English
Wayne D. McMurray Chair in the Humanities
The MA in English at Monmouth University prepares students for a variety of careers, all grounded in the study of literature. Students can choose from three different concentrations:
This program is designed with traditional as well as non-traditional students in mind by offering both evening and summer classes. The curriculum allows students great flexibility in personalizing programs to meet their own academic, personal, and career goals without sacrificing the individual attention that is a hallmark of a Monmouth education.