Literature, MA

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    The Master of Arts in Literature is designed for active professionals who wish to further their expertise in literature and students who wish to prepare for work on a doctoral degree in a wide range of literatures and criticism.

    Study traditional and nontraditional literary works

    The MA in Literature introduces students to traditional and nontraditional literary works, as well as to critical and theoretical approaches of the field. 

    • Further your expertise in literature 
    • Study traditional and nontraditional literary works 
    • Apply differing critical and theoretical approaches 
    • Prepare for work on a doctoral degree

    Program Highlights

    • Specialty in literary theory
    • High job placement rates
    • Summers-only option for academic residency
    • Experienced, dedicated faculty; emphasis on teaching
    • Individualized, comprehensive examinations
    • Friendly, supportive community; down-to-earth atmosphere

    More Information

    For more information, see:

    Program Coordinator

    Michael T. Williamson
    Graduate Coordinator
    724-357-5913 |