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English, MA

The Department of English Language and Literatures offers a flexible M.A. program designed to meet various needs, including those of prospective or practicing high school or college English teachers, ESL specialists, professional writers, and predoctoral students. The program is structured around work in language, literature, and writing.

Courses are regularly available in the standard areas of literature, linguistics, composition/rhetoric, professional writing, and gender studies, as well as in nontraditional and interdisciplinary studies. Elective options allow students to design programs to meet their educational goals. In addition to the course and thesis options, special options allow students to combine courses in literature or language with work in creative writing, professional writing, technical writing, women’s studies, or the teaching of writing and literature, among other options.

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Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $26,516
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

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The master’s program in English comprises three concentrations. The concentration in literature enables students to increase their knowledge of British, American, and Anglophone postcolonial literature and to improve their critical skills and their grasp of scholarly method. The concentration in rhetoric and writing provides training in writing theory and pedagogy. The concentration in TESOL provides those who wish to teach ESL with thorough grounding in linguistics, language acquisition theory, and classroom practice. 

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