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Program Page - Graduate Studies English, M.A.

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What to expect

  1. Email from program director
  2. Discuss requirements, course schedule and start date
  3. Application Requirement Checklist
  4. Information on Financing Your Education


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.

Where you can study

  • Oswego (main campus)

Learning outcomes

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.

Admission requirements

Program advisement meeting
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
Purpose statement for graduate study
Two letters of recommendation
$65 application fee
Writing Sample (10-15 pages, optional)