English and Creative Writing
Bennet Schaber, Chair
302 Campus Center
Patrick Murphy, Director of Graduate Studies, English
317 Campus Center
The Master of Arts degree in English is designed to meet the needs of elementary and secondary teachers seeking permanent certification, people interested in post-secondary teaching, and those contemplating further study of English literature and language at PhD-granting institutions.
The student intending to work for an MA in English must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Undergraduate work in English is assumed, usually at the level of 24 to 36 credits (eight to twelve 3-credit courses).
Applicants should submit two references (from undergraduate teachers or from present colleagues), a transcript, and may submit scores from the Aptitude and Achievement Tests of the Graduate Record Examination. applicants may also submit a writing sample of approximately 10 to 15 pages.
Master of Arts