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English (MA)

This program is under review and not accepting applications at this time.

Degree Overview

The Master of Arts in English (MA) Program provides specialization in the study of the traditional and newer canons of literature, literary theories, and research writing. The MA is designed for students pursuing careers in literature, writing, research and community college or college teaching. It provides a background for students planning to go on to a doctorate program.

MAT and GRE exams are no longer required for admission into this program.

The Gender Studies track of the Master of Arts in English program is designed to prepare teachers, researchers, writers and museum curators in an interdisciplinary area within the field of gender studies. It aims to provide students with the academic foundation needed to pursue doctoral work in gender studies.

Requirements and Curriculum

English Studies
Two-Year Course Rotation

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Program at a Glance


Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree preferably with (but not limited to) a major or minor in English from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee


Online and on-campus courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer.

Total Credits

33 credits

Program Cost

Tuition and fees

Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

Career Opportunities

  • Community College or College Teacher
  • Writer
  • Literature or Research Specialist

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