The Master of Arts (M.A.) in English offers students and professionals an opportunity to deepen literary knowledge, sharpen critical skills, and strengthen expository writing by studying a diverse range of literatures in English.
The program meets the needs of those who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in literature, teachers who want to strengthen their content expertise, and working professionals who hope to enhance their communication and analytical skills.
Students choose from two degree tracks -- 33 hours of course work followed by qualifying examinations, or 27 hours of course work followed by a 6-credit-hour thesis project. To meet the needs of our mostly part-time students, all courses are offered in the late afternoon and evenings. See degree requirements.
- Challenging. Students are urged to contribute to the discipline by doing original research, applying for grants, and presenting at academic conferences.
- Engaging. Seminar format classes of no more than 15 students assure a highly personal learning experience with opportunities for valuable feedback from exceptional faculty.
- Flexible. Designed with part-time students in mind, the program allows flexible scheduling, which makes it ideal for working professionals.
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