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Composition and Literature M.A.


Get the Best of Both Worlds

If you’re a student who loves English, IUP has the perfect master’s program for you. In a competitive job market that demands diverse knowledge paired with specific expertise, the unique English M.A. in Composition and Literature at IUP prepares students to excel in both subfields of English. This program provides a broad exposure to both Composition and Literature scholarships and pedagogies, preparing students to excel in a variety of occupations including teaching at the community college level or advanced doctoral work.

Alumnus Testimonial

One of the advantages that the master’s program at IUP has is the diversity of materials and perspectives . . . the faculty provide for freedom in approaches to academia by allowing students to bring their own interests and perspectives into classroom discussions and research work.

—Joe Morgan, 2010

Meet the Coordinator

Dr. Todd Thompson

110 Leonard Hall

(724) 357-2261

What IUP Can Offer You:

  • The M.A. in Composition and Literature is the only Masters in English in the mid-Atlantic region of its kind.
  • This program's unparalleled commitment to innovative pedagogy offers its students experience building course syllabi, lesson plans, and their own teaching philosophies.
  • Students can tailor this M.A. to their own interests within the field, choosing from a variety of courses.
  • Graduates of the Composition and Literature M.A. are uniquely qualified for positions at teaching and community colleges or for Ph.D. work in either literature or composition.

  • English Graduate Programs
  • Leonard Hall, Room 111
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2263
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.