English Master’s Degree Program Highlights
The Master of Arts degree in English is designed not only to help graduates achieve the next career level, but also to develop a deeper personal engagement with literature. Whether you’re pursuing a doctoral degree, considering a career change or looking for opportunities to teach McNeese dual enrollment courses in your community, the English Master’s degree will help you take the next step. You will learn literary research methods, and can choose from topics such as literary criticism, critical theory, western literature, genre studies and women in literature.
Course structures that fit the framework of your life
We know you’re busy, so all courses are offered on campus in the evenings to allow our commuters ample travel time. The coursework is crafted to enable you to venture into specific areas of interest and offers you opportunities for unique experiences that will help you meet your goals. Our special-topics courses like play-to-film adaptations, script writing, contemporary drama, graphic novel and directed research in science fiction appeal to contemporary readers.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program Length: 2 years (30 credit hours thesis option; 36 credit hours non-thesis option)
What Can You Do with an English Degree?
A master’s degree in English provides a broad range of employment opportunities in a variety of fields, including professional and technical writing, public relations and media, business and industry, education and government or nonprofit. Many graduates go on to pursue Ph.D.s from some of the most respected doctoral programs in the country.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- University of North Carolina
- University of Wisconsin
- Ohio University
- University of Leicester
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Human Resources
- Professional Writing
- Public Relations
Programs Related to the Master’s in English
Not sure if the English master’s program is right for you? Check out these other graduate degree programs at McNeese, and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Keagan Lejeune - Deptartment Head