English (MA)

Master of Arts
The Master of Arts degree in English is designed to meet the needs of elementary and secondary teachers seeking permanent certification, people interested in post-secondary teaching or writing, and those contemplating further study of English literature and language at Ph.D. granting institutions.
Why Oswego?

SUNY Oswego's English MA program offers a culminating track option of either an internship placement, an independent study project, or a Master's thesis.

Three tracks of study

1) Two three-hour teaching internships, each in a different undergraduate English course; each requiring a researched written commentary on the work of the semester.
2) Six hours combining course work and independent study, chosen under advisement to strengthen the student’s knowledge of literature and language, followed by a culminating examination.
3) MA Thesis

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Admission requirements
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
Purpose Statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to this master’s degree program. Identify any particular area of interest within the major field you are applying to, your plans for future occupation and/or profession and any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your preparation and your fitness for graduate study at SUNY Oswego.
Two letters of recommendation
Writing sample
(10-15 pages, optional)
Application deadline
August 1 (Suggested)
Length of program
30 credit hours
Application Fee
$65 application fee
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