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The Master of Arts in English emphasizes literature, creative writing, and teaching and the role of scholarship and creative writing in the development of teachers. The 2:1 graduate student to graduate faculty ratio in our program is beneficial to both students and faculty and provides an ideal environment for academic growth.

Graduate students take an active role in our department and join faculty in mentoring and teaching undergraduate students and in conducting and presenting research.


Admission Requirements

For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses within each program, please visit the graduate bulletin.  To apply for admission, click here.


Sample Course Plan

English, MA


What opportunities are available with this degree?


  • Current teachers seeking greater expertise
  • Higher Education faculty 
  • Editors
  • Publication Industry
  • Current teachers seeking a pay increase
  • Proofreaders
  • Technical Writers
  • Life enrichment
Jill Franks
Jill Franks
Professor of Languages and Literature

Austin Peay provides resources for program development and every effort is made to support student success.