Master of Arts in English (M.A.)

Master of Arts in English

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Residential Program

The Master of Arts in English is a 36-hour, graduate-level degree in English language and literature. The purpose of the program is to equip students, within a Christian, biblical worldview, to pursue further studies in English language arts at the doctoral level, as well as to prepare for careers related to the field. The M.A. in English provides students with the opportunity to study the texts of literature in English and the western tradition, the critical tradition pertaining to these texts, and critical approaches to interpreting texts, as well as a background in research methods and the practice of writing and in the linguistic characteristics of English throughout its history, offered in advanced degree programs in English.

Academic Information


Sampling of program courses:

  • Christian Poetics: ENGL 501
  • Bibliography and Research: ENGL 503
  • Advanced Literary Criticism: ENGL 505
  • World Literatures: ENGL 656
  • Thesis Proposal and Research: ENGL 689
  • Thesis Defense: ENGL 690
  • Course descriptions

Program of Study

View Degree Completion Plan (DCP)

Career Opportunities

  • College or secondary teacher
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Public Relations worker

Graduate Student Assistantships

The department offers a limited number of Graduate Student Assistantships through the Graduate School. Assistantships involve assisting with the English 101 Composition and Rhetoric courses.