The Master of Arts in English program offers graduate courses in all periods of English and American literature as well as electives in language, teaching, and writing. The program requires a Capstone Portfolio at the end of a student’s course work, and provides options for independent study, internships, and thesis research.

The M.A. in English may also be expanded to include select graduate certificate programs covering particular areas of interest. The combined M.A./certificate programs require either the completion of additional coursework or careful selection of elective courses to fulfill all requirements. A separate application process is required. Students who are interested in any of the following combination programs should contact the program office for additional information.

  • English + Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate
  • English + Teaching English at the Community College Certificate
  • English + Women’s and Gender Certificate