Graduate Study in English at UAA
The Department of English offers a 36-credit Master of Arts in English emphasizing balanced coursework in literature, rhetoric, composition, and linguistics. This degree prepares students both to pursue a more specialized Ph.D. program and to take a variety of jobs in teaching, writing, editing, and business, professional, and technical communications. Students take four required courses, Contemporary Literary Theory (ENGL A602), Issues in Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL A603), Advanced Research and Professional Practices (ENGL A689) and Thesis (ENGL A699). Teaching Assistants (TAs) are also required to take Composition Theory and Practice (ENGL A687). Otherwise, students enjoy significant flexibility in designing their degree. The degree culminates in the master's thesis, a thoroughly researched and carefully argued article-length work that demonstrates the student's academic achievement. Competitive teaching assistantships and research assistantships are also available. Contact the English Department for details, deadlines, and applications.
Applications, including the MA application packet and UAA application for admission, are due by June 15 for fall enrollment and November 1 for spring enrollment. Late applications will be considered for the following semester.
Graduate students should consider applying for a Teaching Assistantship with the Department. Applications are due April 1st, 2014.
For more information on our programs, students, and admission procedures, see the links above or contact Dr. Toby Widdicombe.