MA in English with Literature Specialization

Shakespeare Class
Shakespeare class

This two-year master of arts program offers high-quality, personalized instruction to students interested in secondary or college teaching or in pursuing further graduate study. Our courses develop students’ knowledge of major literary trends as well as discipline-specific research skills in these main areas:

  • analysis of literature and film
  • theory and criticism
  • pedagogy and professionalization

Central to the humanities, the study of literature and film reveals the power of texts to convey and construct cultural values and ideas. Course topics include race, ethnicity, economic class, gender, environment, aesthetics, and genre.

The MA in English (Specialization in Literature) requires a total of 30 credits of coursework (see details of required coursework).







Specific information for applicants to the MA in English graduate program

Additional information for applicants to ALL English Department graduate programs