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Graduate Studies

Graduate students pursuing the Master of Arts in English also have several degree program options. In addition to the traditional Literature Emphasis, we offer a Creative Writing Emphasis, a Technical / Professional Writing emphasis, and an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric.

Those who already have a master's degree can pursue a Specialist in Education degree with English as the major teaching field.

Master of Arts in English

2011-2012 University Catalog - Department of English

2009-2011 University Catalog - Department of English

2007-2009 University Catalog - Department of English

Specialist in Education: English

The degree of Specialist in Education with English as the major teaching field for community college teachers is offered by the Department of Special Services and Leadership Studies in cooperation with the Department of English. Applicants for this program should consult the graduate advisor in the English Department to plan a course of study. The programs are flexible enough to enable all candidates to obtain the maximum strengthening in the subject matter of their teaching fields.

Applicants for admission to study for the degree Specialist in Education who hold a master's degree in English shall be considered to have passed their preliminary examination. If candidates are admitted who hold the master's degree in another discipline, they shall, within their first enrollment, complete satisfactorily a preliminary examination based on a reading list. For general admission requirements, see the appropriate section of the catalog.


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