Our M.A. Program in English is tailored for those seeking to join a community of discerning readers, accomplished writers, and critically informed scholars. Students can expect small classes, a supportive and nationally prominent faculty, and opportunities to present research at local and regional conferences. Our assistantships, which may include stipends and tuition waivers, incorporate mentored experiences in tutoring in our Writing Center and teaching composition classes.
The curriculum stands on a strong foundation in literary studies, but also is flexible to meet the needs of students who are pursuing highly individualized goals:
¦For beginning or advancing their teaching careers at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels;
¦For continuing their studies in Ph.D. programs;
¦For planning careers in various professional fields in business, non-profit organizations, and government.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
International Student Requirements:
A baccalaureate degree in English or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) for international students from countries where English is not the primary language
The names (include contact information) of two college or university faculty members who will serve as references in support of your application
A statement of personal goals (indicate whether you are interested in a teaching assistantship)
A writing sample of 8-10 pages