M.A. Degree with a Major in English

  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

English majors are good writers and effective communicators and possess the ability to process complex ideas and understand and successfully communicate with others. The English program at Valdosta State University builds upon the basic knowledge, skills and values provided by the core curriculum while preparing students for a wide range of careers and for graduate study in numerous fields.

The Valdosta State Difference

The Valdosta State English department supports forums for creative, scholarly and pedagogical interests. Students have the opportunity to gain invaluable writing experience by contributing to The Odradek, the university’s student literary journal; The Spectator, the campus newspaper; and Notes on Teaching English, an online teaching journal. In addition, the university hosts the Georgia Poetry Circuit and Blackwater Writing Project.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Master of Arts program gain general knowledge of major literary periods and movements and master literary concepts and terminology, while gaining specific knowledge of key works and figures. Graduates are able to produce cogent written works and discuss their works in an articulate manner. The graduate curriculum at Valdosta State prepares students for doctoral studies, college and secondary school teaching, business and other professional endeavors.


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