The online Master of Arts in English program at ASU combines courses from across the English discipline to provide you with strong writing, communication and critical thinking skills.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

Master of Arts in English: English Studies.

In crafting your course of study, you will be able to choose courses that best suit your individual interests and professional goals from areas including literature, writing, linguistics, rhetorics and literacies, English education, film and media and cultural studies. You may also take certain courses that examine the transdisciplinary relationship between English and other areas of study at ASU.

Through a series of courses across English disciplines, students learn how to interpret and articulate complex cultural, historical, literary and language-related ideas and synthesize them into accessible material for general audiences.

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Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Arts in English have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Applicants for the online master's degree in English degree program with a track in English studies are required to submit two academic or professional letters of recommendation (a third is optional). An academic writing sample is not required. The two-page, single-spaced statement of purpose should explain how the applicant's academic and professional interests fit with the English studies track of the Master of Arts in English. Applicants with undergraduate majors in English, foreign language, history, philosophy, liberal studies, or other areas in humanities will be considered.

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