English Master's Degree

English Master's Degree

Become a better writer, a better reader and communicator, and a more creative and critical thinker to advance your knowledge, your skills and your career.

The online Master of Arts in English leads to career advancement in many fields and fosters life-long learning. You can become an expert in children’s literature as a teacher, editor or scholar, for instance, or pursue your passion for creative writing in fiction, poetry and/or creative nonfiction.

This program includes asynchronous and synchronous courses, and you can complete the degree part time or full time at the pace you prefer. You will work with an advisor to help select one of the following five tracks to fit your goals: literature, children’s literature, creative writing, cultural studies, or composition and rhetoric.

Currently, online students can choose from two of our five tracks: children's literature or creative writing. If you are interested in the composition and rhetoric track, you might consider the online graduate certificate in technical writing and professional communication. If you are interested in literature or cultural studies, please talk with an advisor about the possibility of a hybrid approach to the program.

$536.13 per credit hour*
30-33 credit hours
100% online

*This estimate includes online tuition and College of Arts and Sciences fees and is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.


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