The Master of Arts in English is designed to prepare students for teaching, further graduate work, creative writing, or related writing and research fields. Two options or tracks are available, each requiring a total of 37 graduate hours. The thesis-option track requires 6 hours of thesis and an oral defense, while the non-thesis track requires 6 additional hours of coursework. Both the thesis and the non-thesis track require a written comprehensive exam.
Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.