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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

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.

Featured courses

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:


Required

Approaches to Research


Elective

Teaching Young Adult Literature


Elective

Magical Realism as a Global Genre


Elective

Composition Studies


Elective

Linguistics


Required

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:

Author

Copywriter

Editor

Human resources specialist

Social media manager

Study with experts in the field of English

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Study with experts in the field of English

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

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.

Application requirements

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

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interdisciplinary schools and departments.

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undergraduate degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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