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English MA

The M.A. in English at UCM offers advanced coursework for high school teachers, those interested in pursuing doctoral education in the future, and anyone looking to study English in greater depth. Our graduate seminars are taught by experts in many different areas of English studies, from medieval literature to contemporary fiction, rhetoric to literary theory. The program will give you extensive and broad knowledge of English literature and also allows you to specialize in areas you find particularly interesting.


In the M.A. program, you’ll learn from active scholars contributing to their area of expertise, and you’ll start joining the many exciting scholarly conversations in English studies. You’ll also join a community of enthusiastic graduate students who apply what they learn here to their own classrooms, to conference papers and publications, to doctoral programs, and to everything else they read and write.

Careers for M.A. English Graduates

Our graduates are using their M.A. degree in a variety of settings. Many are employed as high school teachers, where they apply their expertise in literature to improve their students’ learning outcomes and teach dual-credit English classes. Others are teaching composition at two-year colleges in the region. Others are building on their success at UCM in Ph.D. programs at major research universities, and others are applying their skills in writing and research to private-sector employment.

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