M.A. in English

The on-campus Master of Arts in English degree at Indiana University East is unique in its offering of small on-campus class sizes, the opportunity to work closely with award-winning faculty in creative writing, literature, and the field of composition and rhetoric. Students enrolled in our program have the flexibility to tailor a degree program that fits their own interests, strengths, as well as personal and professional goals.

Graduates of the on-campus Master of Arts in English program acquire an academic foundation suitable for a wide range of careers in areas such as professional writing, literary editing, publishing, and teaching.  We have also had a number of graduates do on to further academic study in MFA in Creative writing programs, as well as PhD programs. Graduates interested in post-secondary teaching options will be qualified to teach full- or part-time in community colleges and in four-year colleges and universities and to teach dual-credit courses in high schools. Part-time college teachers seeking advanced training, and individuals who wish to strengthen their knowledge of writing, rhetoric and literary studies for other professional or personal reasons would benefit as well.

The program of study of the on-campus M.A. in English is designed to meet the needs of current holders of a bachelor’s degree in English, Education, Communication, Humanities, or a related field. Students have the option of taking a full-time or part-time program. Full-time students complete the course work within four semesters, including one summer. Part-time students complete the course work within six to eight semesters, depending on the amount of summer work. The program is particularly attractive to students in our region who need a program that is nearby.

For more information, please consult the links in the menu, or contact the Graduate Program Director:

Jean Harper

Jean Harper
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Director and Advisor, Graduate Programs, English
  • 765-973-8571
  • Whitewater Hall 267
  • Faculty Profile

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