M.A.-English, specializations: Creative Writing and Literature
The Master of Arts in English is a program of advanced study of English language and literature. The English Department provides instruction, advising, and experiential opportunities for students in an environment promoting scholarship, critical thinking, free inquiry, creativity, and clear and candid communication that attends to the rhetorical conventions of specific genres, audiences, situations, and purposes. In addition, as informed analysts of literature, rhetoric, and culture, they challenge students to develop standards for ethical engagement with the world of discourse, fostering knowledge about how all texts acquire meaning and power in changing historical contexts.
At the time of admission, students will indicate their choice of a program specializing either in literature or in creative writing and, after 18 semester hours of coursework at the 6000 level, declare whether they intend to pursue the thesis or the non-thesis track.
The University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association.