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.
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.