Northern Michigan University

College of Graduate Studies



Department of Political Science, 1401 Presque Isle

Marquette, MI 49855

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master of arts in English allows students to develop their critical thinking, textual analysis and writing abilities beyond the baccalaureate level through four tracks: literature, pedagogy, theater and writing. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty scholars and practicing writers in advanced seminars and workshops to study texts, hone editing skills, develop both original and research papers suitable for presentation at professional conferences, create original works for publication and gain experience in the production of a literary journal. For many of our master’s candidates, including our teaching assistants, the program offers both theoretical and practical experience in the development of pedagogical approaches. It also serves as a preparation for further graduate study and as an arena for the development of employment skills such as teaching, editing and/or professional writing. Each student’s program culminates in a thesis, internship or portfolio suited to his or her interests and literary or professional strengths


Northern Michigan University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504.

International Student Requirements:

International students are encouraged to apply at least one year in advance of anticipated attendance date.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 32

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 591 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 7213 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 10101 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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