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Master of Arts Emphases

The English faculty at Pittsburg State strongly believe that the study of literature, language, and writing can be, at the same time, both intellectually fulfilling and highly practical.

Our master's degree program is designed to be completed in two years. For regulations pertaining to all candidates for master degrees at Pittsburg State, see The Graduate School section in the PSU University Catalog. For class requirements for specific emphases go here

For other information about our graduate degree programs, including the required preliminary and comprehensive examinations, you may e-mail the Director of English Graduate Studies, Dr. Paul McCallum.

  • Creative Writing Emphasis
    This new emphasis offers small classes in poetry and fiction writing with personal attention from faculty. Students in this emphasis are artists committed to the craft of writing. They may also be preparing for further graduate study, or working toward careers in teaching at the college or community college level or any of numerous other career opportunities for those skilled in writing. Students are afforded practical opportunities to work on publishing a literary journal and to help organize our Distinguished Visiting Writer's Series.
  • Literature Emphasis
    Newly revised, our Literature emphasis continues our traditionally strong commitment to literary studies. Students selecting this emphasis may be preparing for doctoral studies in English or for professional degree programs in business or law. High school teachers, on the other hand, may select this emphasis to update their teaching credentials. Several of our recent graduates have gone on to doctoral study in English at more than a half dozen of the leading state universities in the Great Plains region.

Earlier University Catalogs may be found on the Registrar Catalog page.  After locating and clicking on the catalog link, scroll down to the College of Arts and Sciences section.  From there, select the Department of English.