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 MA in English may be used for graduate certificate programs, such as the Certificate in Teaching English in the Two-Year Colleges. With planning, combined MA/certificate programs may require no additional coursework to fulfill all requirements.

The MA in English may also be expanded to include select graduate certificate programs covering particular areas of interest.  Students participating in a combined MA/certificate program should consult with their academic advisor to determine what coursework might count toward both programs.  A separate application process for the certificate is required.  Students who are interested in any of the following combination programs should contact the Graduate Student Services Office for additional information.

  • English + Digital Humanities Certificate
  • English + Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate
  • English + Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges Certificate
  • English + Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate
  • English + Publishing Certificate
Degree Requirements 48 hours
   Total hours required    48 hours