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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 gradCarrie Arcos '07

After working as a high school teacher for many years, Carrie Arcos enrolled in the English Department’s M.A. program and graduated in 2007. She published her first novel, Out of Reach, in 2012. Upon its release, it was nominated for the California Book Award for Young Adults and  . . . read more

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