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English, M.A.

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Next start date

August 28, 2017

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Our program offers a rich diverse group of courses and extracurricular opportunities in intimate settings. Courses feature 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: 

Our 30-credit program allows you to choose from one of three tracks of study to tailor your education to your interests. 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 full curriculum in the 2017-2018 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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Learning outcomes: 

Our 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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