The MA in English offers courses in literature and literary theory, writing and language, and it allows students to shape their programs according to their interests in consultation with an advisor. Students study historical contexts and traditions, current scholarship and contemporary issues within a Christian framework and a diverse, collegial community of scholars with wide-ranging expertise.
33 credits for students with a bachelor’s degree in English or a related discipline. Full-time students typically can complete the degree in two full years.
Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.
Fall (August–December): July 15
Spring (January–May): November 15
Summer Session 1 (May–June): April 1
Summer Session 2 (June–July): May 1
Summer Session 3 (July–August): June 1
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Opportunities to gain experience in teaching, tutoring, and assisting professors.
Solid record of successful career placements and acceptances in reputable doctoral programs.
Opportunities for in-depth research and academic presentations at professional conferences.
A bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution. Major in English or at least 20 semester hours in English and minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.6 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
Two Recommendations from professors.
Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
GRE General Test from exam taken within five years.
Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must meet the department’s minimum English language proficiency requirements.