English Master’s Degree Program Highlights
Take your career and connection to literature to the next level with a Master of Arts in English from McNeese State University. With in-depth course instruction in literary criticism, critical theory, western literature, genre studies and women in literature, our master’s degree in English builds on undergraduate foundations to prepare you for a doctoral degree, teaching at the high school or college level, or a number of other advanced language and communication-based careers.
Course structures that fit the framework of your life
Courses are offered on campus in the evenings to accommodate working professionals, and coursework is crafted to enable you to venture into specific areas of interest. Our special-topics courses include the study of play-to-film adaptations, contemporary drama, graphic novels, and directed research in science fiction and other genres. As a student in the English master’s degree program, you may also receive a graduate assistantship and have the opportunity to teach entry-level English classes at McNeese.
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)
Availability: In person
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.
Dr. Wendy Whelan Stewart- English M.A. Program Advisor