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The M.A. program, with most courses offered in the evenings, is ideal for working professionals and those who are considering the eventual pursuit of a Ph.D. Although the university allows up to eight years for the completion of the degree, students can complete the program in the standard two years. Visit gvsu.edu/grad/english for admission requirements.
The required coursework covers a variety of topics in British, American, and world literature. Visit the online catalog for details: gvsu.edu/catalog/.
The M.A. program at Grand Valley State University has many advantages:
Many students in the program are already employed in various fields such as education or business, for example. Whether one desires to pursue an M.A. in English for personal edification, to pursue a Ph.D., and/or to pursue faculty positions at post-secondary institutions, this program is for students who seek to improve their knowledge and understanding of the subject. The M.A. can also supplement careers in:
The M.A. in English at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job openings.
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The 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: March 15 for spring/summer semester; July 15 for fall semester; or November 15 for winter semester.
The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has
previously applied to GVSU. Please visit gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
“The emphasis on a variety of literatures and critical perspectives gives graduate students the chance to explore the art we love while engaging in theory-driven, meaningful discussion that brings texts to life and pushes us to apply our analytic tools to literature and to life.”
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