Skip To Main Content

Master of Arts in English


We offer the MA in English with five concentrations representing distinctive dimensions of this evolving discipline: American and British Literature, World Literature, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, and Film Studies.  United by a common emphasis on research and critical thinking, the five options offer diverse perspectives and methods for exploring culture and language in myriad forms and circumstances.

Graduates of our MA program have varied goals and interests: some go on for advanced work in PhD programs leading to college and university teaching. Others teach in community colleges, secondary schools, literacy centers, and other educational settings. Still others pursue careers as writers and editors in a range of contexts. 

The English Department is able to offer a limited number of Teaching Assistantships each year to incoming students who begin their work in the fall semester. English Department TAs receive full tuition coverage along with health insurance and a modest annual stipend. 

Dr. Nancy Penrose
Director of Graduate Programs
Ms. Cara Smelter
Graduate Services Coordinator