MA in English (online programs)

The MA in English online programs function as professional or self-designed MA in English degrees. These degrees are primarily for students who intend the MA to be the terminal degree in preparation for a career or profession such as high school or middle school English teaching, two-year college teaching, freelance or professional writing, or editing and publishing.

We offer three tracks for the MA in English (online):

For those involved in or preparing for middle school English teaching, high school English teaching, AP teaching, two-year college teaching, or dual-enrollment programs (such as Ohio's College Credit Plus program, among others).

For those interested in professional/technical writing careers in business and industry, or those interested in teaching professional writing and rhetoric at two-year colleges.

A flexible, student-organized degree track.

For more information about any of the programs, click the buttons below:

MA in English (English Teaching)

MA in English (Prof. Writing and Rhetoric)

MA in English, Individualized

Features of our MA in English online programs:

  • Earn your entire degree online in a program designed to be taught and learned online.
  • Specialize in your areas of interest with faculty who are expert teachers and experts in their fields.
  • Our programs are perfect for distance learners from anywhere on the globe. (For local students, some courses can be taken face-to-face if the student chooses.)
  • Move at your own pace through your degree program; most students take one or two courses per semester, but up to three per semester is manageable.
  • Learn during your available time; courses don’t meet at a specific time of day or on specific days during the week, so they're perfect for those currently working or with otherwise busy schedules.

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The Department also offers graduate certificate programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (offered only face-to-face). A student can earn such a certificate alongside the MA degree.

For students interested in an MA degree with a thesis project, see the  MA in Literary and Textual Studies, a face-to-face degree program designed for those interested in literary and textual studies, teaching, possible PhD programs, digital humanities, etc.

For more information on any of the online and blended MA in English programs, please contact:

Bill Albertini, Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator
419 372 7541
woalber@bgsu.edu

Jeanne R. Berry, Graduate Secretary
419 372 6864
jberry@bgsu.edu

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