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Graduate Program in English

The English graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree allows students to concentrate in one of the following track options: 1) English and American literature; 2) writing; 3) teaching. All students take required courses in research methods, theory, and twelve hours of literature. The thirty-hour program accommodates both full-time and part-time students, allows them to achieve different goals, and prepares them for a wide variety of careers.

The English and American literature track serves prospective Ph.D. students in literature and students generally seeking greater literary understanding or research skills; the writing track prepares students who go on to doctoral programs in rhetoric, composition, and writing as well as those seeking careers in professional, business, technical, or creative writing; the teaching track provides students with advanced work in the content area for teachers of English. Read more >>