Graduates of our M.A. program are able to:
- Employ primary and secondary materials to analyze critical debates and positionality within subfields of English.
- Demonstrate expertise in theories; methods; and social, cultural, and political histories of three subfields of English studies pertinent to the student’s plan of research and teaching.
- Formulate and defend original and critically significant arguments, communicating them effectively in genres relevant to English studies (e.g., research papers, conference presentations, digital projects).
- Design and conduct sustained, sophisticated, independent research to make a critical contribution to subfields within English studies by engaging in transformative analytical thinking, investigating relationships between language and power, or critiquing inherited social structures and hierarchies within and beyond the field(s).
Master’s Professional Paths
Recent graduates of the Master’s program have gone on to Ph.D. study at institutions including Boston College, Cornell University, CUNY Graduate Center, Loyola University Chicago, Northeastern University, Ohio State University, SUNY Albany, UC Irvine, University of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, UMass Amherst, University of Texas at Austin, University of Utah, and York University in Toronto.
Graduates have established careers across industries including K-12 education, higher education administration and teaching, marketing and communications, and publishing and editing. Visit our Master’s Professional Paths page for more details.
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