Northeastern Illinois University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in English: Literature or Composition/Writing

Address:

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

Phone:

1-773-442-6001

Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.A. - English: Literature; M.A. - English: Composition

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The English M.A. programs are committed to helping you achieve your professional goals, whether you are a candidate seeking a program to prepare you for doctoral studies, an educator seeking professional development and advancement to help you in the classroom, or someone looking to hone your communication, research, and writing skills for a career in the professional world. Offering cutting-edge courses in literature, cultural studies, composition, and rhetoric, our accessible and accomplished faculty work closely with you to craft research projects and an overall course of study, as well as to create opportunities for you to bring your research into the wider world. Careers • Teacher • Creative writer • Editor • Journalist • Critic • Public Relations Specialist • Speech Writer • Professor • Communications Specialist Literature Concentration: ENGL 410 Literary Method and Practice..................... 3 credits ENGL 430 Studies in Literary Criticism........................ 3 credits Two American literature courses at the 400 level....... 6 credits Three British literature courses at the 400 level......... 9 credits Two electives………………......................................................6 credits ENGL 453 Thesis Seminar or two additional courses.... 6 credits Composition Concentration: Core Requirements…………………………………………………….6 credits ENGL-433 Seminar in Composition Theory ENGL-435 Writing Assessment: Theory & Practice Core Electives…………………………………………………………....18 credits Free Electives…………………………………………………………..…..9 credits For the list of courses, please see the University Catalog. Students can choose between a thesis or a non-thesis option. Both programs require a final written examination.

Accreditation:

The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the university also is accredited through several disciplinary bodies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999