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Master of Arts Degree

The Master of Arts degree in English provides opportunities for advanced study in literature, criticism, language, creative writing, and composition and rhetoric. The program is designed for students planning to teach in a community college or to enter a doctoral program; for students seeking to develop their skills as creative writers, to teach creative writing, or to pursue careers in the media or other areas where a combination of creative ability, communication skills, and critical faculties may be particularly valuable; or for students planning to teach writing at the school, community college, or university level, to work as professional writing consultants.

For the most current program information, please consult the University Catalog.

Recent Grads

image of recent gradNajah Peña '12

Najah Peña started in Fall 2013 in the Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages Ph.D. program at the University of California, Riverside. She received her M.A. in English from Cal State LA in 2012. She works on nineteenth-century France and Egypt, mainly on the impact of the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt on Arabic and Islamic epistemologies . . . read more

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