Literature and Composition (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in Literature and Composition is an interdisciplinary program designed for those with an interest in teaching in both areas. 

Program Highlights

  • The HLC and other accrediting bodies require college-level teachers to have at least 18 credits of graduate study within the discipline, so this degree is ideal for secondary teachers seeking advanced credentials in multiple areas.
  • The MA provides students with a foundation in British, American, and World Literature; theoretical, practical, and experiential knowledge about the teaching of writing; and elective coursework in theory and more specialized courses.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • A minimum of 30 undergraduate credits in the fields of literature, linguistics, and/or writing.
  • Personal statement that describes your academic and professional goals.
  • 10-20 page research-based, analytical writing sample focusing on a literary topic.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge your academic potential.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling September 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Abigail Bakke

Literature and composition Website