The Master of Arts in English degree program is designed to accommodate a wide variety of students: those seeking personal enrichment through increased knowledge and understanding; those preparing to pursue a Ph.D. in English or other advanced professional degrees; and those seeking professional advancement in such fields as writing, publishing, or teaching on the primary, secondary, or college levels. There are seven concentrations available within the M.A. in English. Additionally, the Department of English offers a broad range of courses in literature, composition/rhetoric, and language, including second language studies and applied linguistics.
Our faculty members include linguists, technical writing scholars, creative writers, literature specialists, and rhetoric/composition scholars. We publish a broad variety of scholarly and creative writing: ranging from studies of slavery in children’s literature, to politeness on Youtube, to ecocritical approaches to early modern literature, to the literacy of electronic gaming, to stories about women with dark horses. Our courses are equally diverse and provocative.
- Storytelling, Movies, Science Fiction
- The Films of Hitchcock
- Writing about Literature
- Children’s Literature, Media and Culture: Adaptations of Classical Children’s Literature
- The Victorian Novel
- The Modern British Novel
- Modern Irish Literature
- British Drama to 1600, Excluding Shakespeare
- British Drama from 1600-1642, Excluding Shakespeare
- Literature of the American South
- Early Black American Literature
- 20th Century Black American Literature: Prose
- Contemporary Poetry
- Modern Drama
- Modern European Literature
- Contemporary Fiction
- Pan-African Literature
- Gender and African American Literature
- African American Poetry
- 24 months
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- Prerequisites, where applicable, as indicated by specific master’s program criteria.
- A Statement of Purpose (essay) submitted online as part of the application submission process.
- At least three Recommendation Forms from persons familiar with your academic and/or professional qualifications.
- Unofficial transcripts of all academic work attempted beyond high (secondary) school can be used for admission review.
- Official agency reports of satisfactory Test Scores (GRE/GMAT/MAT) no older than five years from date of application.
International17770 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8885 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National4336 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2168 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
- Levine Scholars Program 20 scholarships estimated at $105,000 per in-state student and $155,000 per out-of-state student.
- Crown Scholars Program awards $19,000 annually for tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses and a $5,000 stipend for University-approved study abroad.
- The Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program awards an annual renewable merit scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board; Up to $6,000 professional development allowance for an undergraduate summer research experience or internship.
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