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English, M.A.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

January 23, 2017

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Oswego's program offers a rich diversity of courses and extracurricular opportunities in intimate settings including big ideas and ambitions in small seminars and workshops, student writing projects for local business partners, film screenings, guest speakers, and performances from visiting writers and artists.

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What you will study: 

Tailor your education to your interests. SUNY Oswego’s English MA program gives students the option to choose from one of three tracks of study. Depending on your professional goals, you can choose a teaching internship, independent study project to strengthen your knowledge of literature and language or a thesis.

  • ENG 502 - Theories of Teaching Composition, credit: 3
  • ENG 537 - Ethnicity and Cultural Difference in Literature, credit: 3
  • ENG 566 - Literary Criticism, credit: 3
  • ENG 519 - Shakespeare's Development, credit: 3

Read more in the 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog.

I always thought people who wrote manuals were engineers, but you really need a translator to distinguish the technical language of an engineer and the knowledge of a user. It’s a fabulous career for someone with my interests and my personality.
Marshall Ennis, M'12

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This program 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.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Writing sample (optional)
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
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