Appalachian State University

Cratis D. Williams Graduate School



John E. Thomas Student Services Building

P.O. Box 32068

Boone, NC 28608

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA English program's goals are to accomplish the following objectives: ¦To produce scholars/practitioners who appreciate language and literature and who practice research ¦To foster a well-rounded knowledge of British, American, and World literature and of the various genres, as opposed to narrow, specialized knowledge of any one period or genre ¦To instill a basic understanding of the distinguishing features of the various literary periods and both cononical and non-cononical writers in those periods ¦To expect students to master the skills of perceptive, analytical reading and of writing sound expository prose ¦To conduct graduate classes in such a manner that, in addition to mastering the content of courses, students gain skills for independent research and study ¦To serve as role models for our students in communicating appreciation for and knowledge of literature, encouraging good language habits, and generally functioning as effective teachers of English ¦To aid students in developing appropriate professional values and positive, healthy attitudes about our field and the teaching profession


Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation agency. National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). (MA English Education only)

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

In State Tuition (per year): 6657 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 18369 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town