Master of Arts - English

About

The MA program involves coursework at the graduate level in British and American literature or in language studies; a written or oral comprehensive examination; and an optional thesis. Work toward this degree is designed to supplement and complete the student’s undergraduate study in English and to familiarize the student with professional standards, methods of research, and modes of thought in the discipline. Possession of this degree normally leads to advancement in the teaching profession for the secondary school or community teacher; to careers in writing, publishing, and editing; or to further study in English at the doctoral level.

Graduate Assistantships

All program applicants are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantship (GA) funding. The current GA stipend for an MA student in English is $11,250. Details of the benefits and duties a Graduate Assistantship includes and how to apply can be found on the GA page on the Graduate College website. The application deadlines for Graduate Assistantships are the same as for the program itself: November 1 and January 15. GA applications must be submitted through the Grad Rebel Gateway.

Still have questions about the English Department’s MA program? Please contact the English Department Graduate Program Office (Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building – RLL 255) at unlvenglishgradprogram@unlv.edu or 702-895-4366; or the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kelly J. Mays.

Available Options

  • Literature Emphasis Track - Thesis
  • Literature Emphasis Track - Non-Thesis
  • Language/Composition Theory Track - Thesis
  • Language/Composition Theory Track - Non-Thesis
  • Advanced Track - Thesis
  • Advanced Track - Non-Thesis

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will achieve a thorough knowledge of British and American literature. Within the language and composition theory emphasis, students will focus equally on language and composition theory and grammar.
  • Students will study research methods, pedagogical approaches, and modes of critical thought in the discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate competence in the reading of one foreign or computer language.

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Graduate Coordinator

Kelly J. Mays

Associate Professor

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Department of English

The English department offers a variety of courses in literature, language and writing. Our majors explore literature as an artistic medium from both theoretical and historical perspectives, in the process honing students' analytical and writing skills.

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