Master of Arts in English
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
The English MA 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. The program meets the needs of those who wish to pursue a PhD in literature, teachers who want to strengthen their content expertise, and working professionals who hope to enhance their communication and analytical skills. Our program is:
Challenging. The program meets the needs of those who wish to pursue a PhD 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 15 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. Courses are offered in the evenings and in the spring/summer semesters.
The graduate faculty and I are thrilled that you are here.
S. Johnson, PhD
Director, MA Program in English Literature & Associate Professor