Online Master of Arts in English
With a master’s in English, you can be a competitive candidate for jobs in many markets, such as public service, creative and nonfiction writing, management, marketing and more. Our master’s program can help you hone skills in critical thinking, creativity, analytical competency and communication. You’ll also gain a better understanding of the historical, philosophical and cultural context of your creative and analytical work.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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If you’d like to pursue your passion for English and build upon your knowledge of literature and writing, you should consider the master’s in English program. Our online English degree incorporates many competencies related to the study of language and literature, from cultural studies to linguistics. You can also expect courses in rhetorical analysis, literary theory, genres, writing styles and research approaches as part of this well-rounded English program.
As a graduate student in our online English degree program, you’ll pursue the English studies track. Other tracks are available in our on-campus master’s degree program.
Why earn a master’s in English?
When you pursue a master’s in English, you’ll receive relevant education for a variety of professional goals. Our variable format will give you exposure to the many concepts associated with English as a discipline that is vital for building broadly applicable knowledge.
You can expect to learn how to interpret and articulate complex cultural, historical, literary and language-related ideas. Additionally, the master’s in English program helps you learn how to effectively communicate these concepts to many different audiences. Developing these communication abilities can help you build a more comprehensive understanding of texts and other media, as well as provide additional value when seeking out professional roles.
Does my master's in English say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
The master’s in English curriculum helps students develop a broad base of knowledge. Students can choose from several options to tailor their studies to their interests:
Approaches to Research
Teaching Young Adult Literature
Magical Realism as a Global Genre
Graduate Capstone Seminar
What can you do with a master’s in English?
If you’re wondering what kinds of jobs you can get with an English degree, graduates have diverse career opportunities. Whether you’re interested in editing, marketing, teaching, writing or a related field, an English degree may provide the skills needed to help you accomplish your career aspirations. Potential career titles may include:
Online English degree requirements
Applicants to the Master of Arts in English program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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