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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

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Efren Lopez '13

Raised in the San Gabriel Valley, Efren earned his B.A. (’07) and M.A. (’13) in English from California State University Los Angeles, where he studied how 19th and early 20th century American Literature considers the relationship between economic arrangement and the utopian imaginary.  A former Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral scholar and Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) Associate, he began doctoral work at UCLA’s Department of English  . . . read more

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