The English M.A. Program

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 literature in English.

  • Challenging. The program meets the needs of those who wish to pursue a Ph. D. in literature. 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 fifteen students assure a highly personal learning experience with opportunities for valuable feedback from exceptional faculty.
  • Versatile. Designed with part-time students in mind, the program allows flexible scheduling, which makes it ideal for working professionals and teachers who want to strengthen their content expertise.

Graduate Students


The M. A. in English offers 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. Classes are usually offered evenings, 6:00-8:50p.m. 

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