English, M.A.

Language, literature and the world.

Advanced literary studies challenge you to think and write critically about how words can reflect and shape the world.

Designed to prepare students to teach at a college or to pursue a doctorate, the program allows you to tailor your studies to best fit your career goals, whether they include teaching, writing, editing or other field. You will explore language; literature; composition; rhetoric; literary theory, history and criticism; and more.

Students in this program conduct independent scholarly research. The program offers a thesis option and a non-thesis option.

This program could be a good fit for you if you:

  • Enjoy literature and the English language
  • Want to qualify for a higher salary bracket as a primary or secondary school teacher
  • Want to teach at the college level
  • Want to pursue a Ph.D.
  • Are self-motivated
  • Have the ability to work independently

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Teacher at a community or junior college
  • A doctoral student
  • Professional writer
  • Business writer
  • Environmental science or travel writer
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Marketing and communications specialist
  • Digital media specialist

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