Online Master of Arts in English
Do you have a passion for language and literature? The Master of Arts in English program provides you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of advanced and diverse areas of English studies. In this master’s in English, you’ll gain a better understanding of the historical, philosophical and cultural context of your creative and analytical work.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is an English master's program?
An online English master’s program incorporates many competencies related to the study of language and literature, from cultural studies to linguistics. Ideal for those looking to develop their knowledge of literature, English education and rhetorical and analytical skills, this degree imparts writing and communication skills highly prized in all industries. Upon graduating with a master’s in English, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of markets, including:
- Copywriting and editing.
- Public service.
Please note, as a graduate student in the online master’s in English program, you’ll pursue the English studies track. Other tracks are available in our on-campus master’s degree program.
What will I learn in a master's in English?
In the master’s in English program, you’ll learn how to interpret and articulate complex cultural, historical, literary and language-related ideas, as well as communicate them to a range of audiences. Developing these communication abilities builds a more comprehensive understanding of texts and other media.
You’ll also sharpen valuable skills, such as:
English master's program courses
The master’s in English curriculum allows you to develop a broad base of knowledge. In addition to completing courses in rhetorical analysis, literary theory, genres, writing styles and research approaches, you’ll choose from elective courses that meet your personal and professional interests. Courses include:
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?
Graduates of this program have diverse career opportunities. Whether you’re interested in editing, marketing, teaching, writing or a related field, a master’s in English degree may provide the skills needed to accomplish your career aspirations. Potential career titles include, but are not limited to:
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