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Master of Arts in English

The 30-credit M.A. in English program offers you a broad spectrum of courses and intensive study of special subjects with faculty who are award-winning, published scholars. You’ll build your future on a sound foundation of coursework, academic advising, career mentoring and small classes. And you’ll receive excellent training in writing and research, enabling you to teach at the college level and succeed in a remarkable range of careers.

You can design a program to meet your goals with three distinct tracks: creative writingliterature, or rhetoric and writing. Each track will prepare you for admission to Ph.D. programs, for careers requiring advanced research and writing skills, and for completing post-baccalaureate study requirements for secondary education teachers.

A symposium each semester provides a forum for students to share their own research in progress with colleagues and faculty. All students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty advisors to complete an original thesis or manuscript. Plus, multiple graduate assistantships allow students to work closely with faculty on research, writing, and publishing.

Classes are offered in the evening and during the summer to help fit your studies into your life. You can complete your degree in as little as three semesters as a full-time student, or approximately two years if you enroll in courses part-time. Our faculty and staff are here as a community of support to provide flexibility based on your needs.

Application deadlines for this program are May 1 for Summer, July 15 for Fall, and December 1 for Spring. View Program Application Requirements.