Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University



322 Henry Hall

Allendale, MI 49401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in English

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Grand Valley State University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in English provides students in Grand Rapids and West Michigan with advanced studies in the various literary works written originally in English. The program is ideal for teachers, writers, or editors who wish to expand their knowledge of literature and hone their literary critical skills. It concentrates on the range of literature produced in the English language, regardless of nationality or dialect. British, American, and Anglophone literature are studied with emphases upon literary history, history of genre, close analysis of individual authors and themes, cultural context, and critical theory. Personal: Seminar format classes are limited to a maximum of 15 students to assure a more personal, interactive learning experience. Flexibility: Designed with part-time students in mind – the programs allow flexible scheduling, which makes them ideal for working professionals. Convenience: Courses are offered on the Allendale campus as well as at the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids. The M.A. in English offers two degree tracks – one requires 33 hours of coursework followed by qualifying examinations, the other requires 27 hours of coursework followed by a six credit-hour thesis project. Students must take courses in an author or topic, a literary period, and a genre.


Grand Valley is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission; Member - North Central Association, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; telephone: (312) 263-0456

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

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