About the Graduate Program (MA)
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (1817)
Graduate Studies in English
With concentrations in both creative writing and in literature, the Master of Arts degree program in English meets the needs of students pursuing the M.A. degree to further their career and creative goals, as well as those of students pursuing the M.A. degree as they work toward entering a Ph.D. program and a career in university teaching. The M.A. degree serves such career tracks as junior college or secondary-school teaching and writing or editing in the business or corporate community. Creative writers find the degree meaningful in careers both in and out of the academic community. We welcome inquiries about the M.A. program. For more information about the graduate program or for graduate advising, please contact the Graduate Coordinator in English, Ellen Burton Harrington, or call the English Department at (251) 460-6146.
For more information on the department's graduate faculty, consult the listing on the right-hand column of this page or visit our Faculty and Staff Directory for contact information.