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Masters Programs

Get your M.A. in English

The M.A. in English satisfies the needs of a variety of student, whether you plan to continue in a Ph.D. program, want to teach at the high school or college levels, or wish to acquire professional training in writing or research. You may concentrate in any of the following areas:

Assistantships Available for Fall 

Learn more about assistantships.

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School Application Materials you must also submit the following materials to the Graduate School:

  • Statement of purpose mentioning your chosen concentration (1-2 Pages)
  • Curriculum vitae with relevant academic and professional experience
  • Critical writing sample with academic works cited page (10-20 pages)
  • Graduate Assistantship Application (if applying for funding, downloadable on the Graduate School site)
  • Creative writing sample (15-20 Pages) - for candidates interested in the Creative Writing concentration only. The genre of the piece should reflect your intended focus area; specify either fiction, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction
  • GRE scores are optional, but not required.

Application Deadline

Priority review for admissions and assistantship decisions for the fall semester are due by January 15.

Applications for admission and assistantships for the spring semester are due by November 1.

Contact our Graduate Coordinator

Incoming Students

Dr. Leah Orr
Griffin 228

Current Students

Dr. David Squires
Griffin Hall 353

Phone: (337) 482-1133
Griffin Hall 326