The Master of Arts in English offers students opportunities to pursue advanced training in one of three areas of concentration: Literary and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, and Composition/Rhetoric. The program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, including secondary and college-level teaching, editing and publishing, creative writing, research and technical writing in either the private or the public sector.
Master of Arts graduates will also be prepared to undertake further study at the doctoral level. Close contact with the department’s excellent graduate faculty allows students to deepen their knowledge of literary study, the teaching of writing and literature, and the use of technology for both scholarly and practical research. Graduate assistantships, internships, mentorships, and some classroom teaching are available and integrated into students’ individualized programs of study. The department also offers the online Certificate in the Teaching of Writing.
The MA in English may be completed fully online, or on campus. Advanced undergraduates may apply to our accelerated BA/MA program.
Degree: Master of Arts
Completion time: 33-34 hours
- Program Information in EIU
|Literary & Cultural Studies||Option (Undergrad)|
|Professional Writing||Option (Undergrad)|
|Creative Writing||Option (Undergrad)|
|English Language Arts (Teacher Certification)||Major|
|English Studies||Option (Undergrad)|
|Creative Writing||Concentration (Grad)|
|Literary and Cultural Studies||Concentration (Grad)|
Coleman Hall 3321