Master of Arts in English provides opportunity to talented and highly self-disciplined
individuals to earn an MA tailored to fit their lifestyles, interests, and goals and
to develop their writing, critical thinking, and literary analysis skills to an exemplary
level through study under successful and dedicated instructors from a range of backgrounds
and aesthetic perspectives.
Our program offering includes four (4) concentrations: Literature, Children’s and Adolescent Literature, Rhetoric and Writing, and Creative Writing.
Graduate Certificate programs are also available in English Literature, Children's
and Adolescent Literature, Rhetoric and Writing, and Creative Writing. Coursework
for the certificate programs applies to the MA degree, as well.
The mission of the MA program is directly related to the mission of the university in that it enhances individuals’ abilities to think creatively and critically, to effectively communicate, to be technologically literate, to appreciate and contribute to the cultures of their communities and beyond, and to possess awareness and sensitivity to global issues.