The English M.A. Program
The Master of Arts (MA) 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.
The English M.A program has a rolling admissions process, so applications will be reviewed as received. However, to be guaranteed consideration for a specific semester, applications must be received by the following dates:
No later than March 15th for Spring/Summer Semester
No later than July 15th for Fall Semester
No later than November 15th for Winter Semester
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. Interested in American short stories or graphic novels? Check out our spring/summer 2016 courses.
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