Master of Arts in English
Our graduate students arrive with passion and ambition, and leave with the ability to put their knowledge to use in rewarding careers.
The M.A. in English program invites applicants from any accredited college or university who wish to pursue graduate studies in English, American, and Anglophone literatures. The M.A. in English is designed to provide a broad background in English literatures and to introduce students to methods of critical analysis and scholarly technique.
John Carroll’s Master of Arts students benefit from a comprehensive selection of course offerings, providing an in-depth study of literature. The program allows ample opportunity to improve students’ research and writing skills so that our graduates can make exemplary contributions to their chosen fields, whether that means doctoral programs, university or secondary-school teaching, or a host of other careers that value critical thinking and skillful communication.
Our program also offers paid graduate assistant positions, which afford students the opportunity to balance the theoretical and the practical. Supported by close faculty mentoring, graduate assistants develop their teaching potential in the classroom and by tutoring in the John Carroll Writing Center.
For more information, please see our requirements page.
To apply, fill out an online admission form through the Office of Graduate Studies website.
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