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  • Master of Arts in English

    Start a new chapter in your life with Monmouth University’s MA in English.

    Monmouth’s 30-credit program offers you a broad spectrum of courses and intensive study of special subjects with faculty who are award-winning, published scholars. You’ll build your future on a sound foundation of course work, academic advising, career mentoring and small classes. And you’ll receive excellent training in writing and research, enabling you to teach at the college level and succeed in a remarkable range of careers.

    With three distinct tracks, you can design a program to meet your goals: literature, creative writing, and rhetoric and writing. Each track will prepare you for admission to PhD programs, for careers requiring advanced research and writing skills, and for completing post-baccalaureate study requirements for secondary education teachers.

    A symposium each semester provides a forum for students to share their own research in progress with colleagues and faculty. All students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty advisors to complete an original thesis or manuscript. Plus, multiple graduate assistantships allow students to work closely with faculty on research, writing, and publishing.

Program Director

Kristin Bluemel, PhD

Email:

kbluemel@monmouth.edu

Phone:

732-571-3622

  • Scheduling to Fit Your Needs

    You can complete your degree in two or more years part-time or in three full-time semesters with evening and summer classes to help fit your studies into your life. And our faculty and staff are here as a community of support to provide flexibility based on your needs.

  • Program in Action: Faculty and Student Highlights

  • Monmouth's English MA program attracts wonderful, passionate students at diverse stages of their intellectual, professional, and personal journeys. Whether right out of college, embarked on a midlife career change, or pursuing a long held dream to study literature at advanced levels, Monmouth's MA English students all share an eagerness to engage deeply with literary, critical, and rhetorical texts and to write intelligently and creatively about them. They also engage deeply with each other, creating a community of inquiry and support that is a vital counterpart to the instruction and support graduate faculty provide. Kristin Bluemel, PhD
    Professor of English, MA in English Program Director
    Wayne D. McMurray Chair in the Humanities
     
  • Program Application Requirements by Concentration

    To be considered for admission, students must submit an application to Monmouth University along with a $50 application fee, and provide the following:


    Creative Writing Concentration

    • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, fifteen or more credits in literature or a related field, and at least one course in creative writing is strongly recommended.
    • An application essay of 1,000 words describing your interest in creative writing, what you hope to accomplish in the MA program, and how you think the program will fit into your academic and career goals.
    • A brief creative writing sample: four to five pages of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or drama writing.
    • Two letters of recommendation. Letters from current or former professors recommended; if these are unavailable, letters may be sought from current colleagues, or a current or recent supervisor.

    Literature Concentration, Rhetoric and Writing Concentration

    • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, fifteen or more credits in literature or a related field is strongly recommended.
    • An application essay of 1000 words describing your interest in this program, what you hope to accomplish in the MA program, and how you think the program will fit into your academic and career goals.
    • Two letters of recommendation. Letters from current or former professors recommended; if these are unavailable, letters may be sought from current colleagues, or a current or recent supervisor.
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