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Winter/Spring/Summer 2014-2015
Catalog update:
October 17, 2014

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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 or Thesis at the end of a student’s course work, and provides options for independent study, internships, and thesis research.

Elective courses in the M.A. in English may be used for graduate certificate programs, such as the Certificate in Teaching English in the Two-Year Colleges. With planning, combined M.A./certificate programs may require no additional coursework to fulfill all requirements. A separate application process, however, is required. Please speak with your advisor to plan your coursework.

For information on the M.A. in English + Teaching English in the Two-Year College Certificate Program, please contact Dr. Carolyn Goffman, director of the TTYC Program, at

Students who are interested in combining their M.A. with the following certificate programs should contact the certificate program's director:

  • M.A. in English + Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate: Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse (Director: Jason Schneider, at
  • M.A. in English + Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate: Department of Women's and Gender Studies (Director: Ann Russo, at
  • M.A. in English + Digital Humanities Certificate: Department of English (Director: John Shanahan, at
Degree Requirements 48 hours
   Total hours required    48 hours