• Master of Arts in English
    (30 Credits)

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    Comprehensive Coursework

    The Master of Arts in English is a wide-ranging program that allows students from various backgrounds to pursue a course of study that meets their interests and goals. Whether taking a step toward further graduate study, completing the post-baccalaureate study requirement for secondary education teachers, or seeking to enhance job credentials with advanced skills in research and writing, this program offers a broad range of courses and allows intensive study of special subjects in close collaboration with faculty.

    This program is designed with traditional as well as non-traditional students in mind by offering both evening and summer classes. The curriculum allows students great flexibility in personalizing programs to meet their own academic, personal, and career goals without sacrificing the individual attention that is a hallmark of a Monmouth education.

    Concentrated Study

    The MA in English at Monmouth University prepares students for a variety of careers, all grounded in the study of literature. Students can choose from three different concentrations:

    1) Creative Writing

    Admission Requirements for the Creative Writing Concentration

    • Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA. At least 15 credits in literary studies AND at least one course in creative writing is strongly recommended.

    Note: Those who have not completed the above requirements may be admitted on the basis of the writing sample or may receive conditional admission and be required to take an undergraduate creative writing course in their first semester.

    • 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 career goals
    • A brief creative writing sample: four to five pages or 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

    2) Literature

    3) Rhetoric and Writing

    Admission Requirements for the Literature and Rhetoric and Writing Concentrations

    • Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA. At least 15 credits in literary studies is strongly recommended.

    Note: Those who have not completed the above requirements may receive conditional admission and be required to take an undergraduate literature course in their first semester.

    • An application essay of 1,000 words describing your interest in literary study, what you hope to accomplish in the MA program, and how you think the program will fit into your academic 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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