Department of Literature
The graduate program in English leads students to the Master of Arts in English degree. It prepares its students for a variety of careers in publishing, public relations, teaching, and advanced doctoral work. Students who enroll in the Master of Arts program in English enjoy the engaging atmosphere of graduate study and work closely with faculty members. The program fosters a genuine sense of community while providing students with a range of professional development opportunities, which is unusual for a graduate program of its size.
The faculty of the program are all published scholars with a wide variety of specialties. The program is dedicated to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment, which is exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement.
In keeping with the broader institutional vision:
- We create learning experiences of the highest quality, informed by our individual scholarly practice, research, and creative activities.
- We offer a student-centered environment enhanced by technology and transcultural experiences.
- We seek to instill the core values of integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.
- We prepare our students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytic skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world.