The Master of Arts in English program at Sam Houston State University offers unique opportunities for graduate study in traditional literary areas, creative and professional writing, critical theory, and composition and rhetoric. With some seventy students in various stages of their degrees, the program is just large enough for intellectual and creative diversity, just small enough for an intimacy between faculty and students that one does not often find at larger research institutions.
The Department of English features an accomplished faculty with expertise and professional recognition in areas ranging from literary fields and creative writing to linguistics, women’s literature, critical theory, and cultural studies. They are scholars, rhetoricians, poets, novelists, and short fictionists—all of them active members of the larger academic community and seasoned teachers devoted to the success of their graduate students.
The Department provides assistantships and scholarships for outstanding graduate applicants. And in order to provide greater access for commuting students, we offer courses on the main campus in Huntsville and at SHSU's The Woodlands Center. To accommodate students who teach full time or are otherwise employed during the day, most English graduate classes meet from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the fall and spring terms; classes meet in the mornings and early afternoons during the two summer terms.
Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.