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  • Master of Arts in English

    The M.A. in English is designed for those who teach grades 7-12 and who want to earn their master’s degree and enhance their professional skills.

    M.A. in English graduates earn the qualifications necessary to teach college level English courses at their high school for dual enrollment credit. 

    Non-teachers will acquire graduate-level English content coursework that increase their knowledge in the discipline and advance their careers.

    Program Features

    • Classes are entirely online.
    • Students can complete the degree in 18 months.
    • Courses are scheduled to accommodate junior high school and high school academic calendars.
    • Summer classes are available. (Scheduled for 6 or 8 week sessions).


    To earn your M.A. in English, you must complete 33 graduate credit hours, including the following courses:

    Required Courses (three credit hours each)

    • ENG 514 – Graduate Writing and Research
    • ENG 515 – British Literature to 1800 
    • ENG  516 – British Literature from 1800
    • ENG  520 – American Literature to 1900
    • ENG  525 – Modernism/Contemporary
    • ENG  565 – Cinema
    • ENG  568 – Fiction
    • ENG  580 – Poetry
    • ENG 590 – Drama
    Capstone Project Option  (three credit hours each)
    • ENG 605 –  World Literature
    • ENG 620 – Capstone Project 

    Thesis Option (six credit hours)

    • ENG 625: Thesis

    Admissions Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred. GPA’s below 3.0 may be considered.
    • Completed Graduate application with $25 Application Fee.*
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
    • Three letters of recommendation. One reference should be academic in nature.
    • 500-1,000 word essay on the following topic: Discuss your favorite work of literature, film, period of history or artist.
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