MA in English (Online)

Master of Arts in English Individualized Track (no specialization)

Program Overview

Offered entirely online or blended. This MA in English is a general degree rather than a specialized one. It is intended for students who are interested in an MA in English but not necessarily interest in one of our existing online MA program specializations in English Teaching or in Professional Writing and Rhetoric. Students enrolled in this program will take the 2 required courses listed below and will work with the Graduate Coordinator to select 3 additional courses that will shape the core of the MA in English degree; those will become the 5 required courses for the degree. In addition, the student will choose 5 elective courses and complete a capstone MA portfolio.

Required Courses (15 credit hours / 5 courses):

  • English 6070: Theory and Methods of Literary Criticism
  • English 6150: Introduction to Linguistics
  • [Course chosen in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator]
  • [Course chosen in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator]
  • [Course chosen in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator]

Electives (15 hours / 5 courses):

Choices of electives must be undertaken in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator. Up to 12 hours of these elective courses, if available online, may be taken from outside the English Department and may count toward the degree; students should meet or correspond with the English Graduate Coordinator to determine options.

Note: Students who are geographically close enough to do so may substitute face-to-face versions of these courses if they choose to do so. Any such substitutions should be cleared with the English Graduate Coordinator before enrolling.

Capstone Experience (1 credit hour):

  • English 6910: Master’s Portfolio

Total for degree: 31 credit hours

Course Rotation

Interested in the fully online MA in English, individualized track? Please visit our application page.