Graduates of our M.A. program are able to:
- Employ primary and secondary materials to analyze critical debates within subfields of English studies.
- Demonstrate expertise in the history, theories, and methods of three chosen 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 using primary and secondary sources in order to make a critical contribution to subfields within English studies.
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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