Graduate Programs in English

photo of a studentA Master of Arts degree in English meets today’s global challenges by equipping graduates with a range of professional options: teaching college English or English as a second language; technical and professional writing; work in the non-profit sector; and doctoral study leading to the Ph.D. degree, to name just a few. Students may choose from one of three areas: Literature, Rhetoric and Writing, or TESOL. All students in the graduate program must complete 33 to 36 hours of graduate study and maintain a 3.0 average or face probation or dismissal. In their final semester all graduate students in English must complete a graduate portfolio, which includes a cover essay, two short reflective essays, and a targeted revision of a seminar paper. Students must pass the portfolio requirement to be eligible for graduation.

Financial Aid is available. Eligible students should apply for both the Graduate Teaching Assistantship and the Graduate Tuition Scholarship.

Contact Information

Director of Graduate Studies: Kelli Zaytoun
Director of TESOL: Chris Hall