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Literature, MA

MA STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM DOCTORAL INFLUENCE  Professor Veronica Watson talks about how the master's degree programs in English blend with the doctoral programs to offer opportunities.

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.

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

See our program handbook.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Todd Thompson
Coordinator, Master of Arts in Literature

  • Graduate English
  • Leonard Hall, Room 111
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2264
  • Fax: 724-357-3056
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.