The graduate program in English offers study that leads to a Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree. The two degrees differ only in that the pursuit of an M.A. requires students to meet a foreign language requirement. The program prepares students for the next step in their careers, whether that be teaching at the college level, entering into a field of professional writing, or continuing scholarly or creative pursuits. The curriculum is founded on courses in literature, language, writing studies, and pedagogy. Recent graduates have used their degrees to establish careers in the arts, business, communications, education, government, law, publishing, and writing. Students receive one-on-one interaction with faculty during the application process, establishing a rapport that is continued through small class sizes, graduate research opportunities, and instructional assistantship opportunities.

Master of Arts - 30 Hours
Master of Science - 30 Hours

Application Requirements
Application requirements must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
Application to McAda Graduate School
• $50 Application Fee
• Official Transcripts (from all institutions attended other than MSU)
• Recent Academic Essay or Professional Writing Sample

Delivery Method
• Online*

Application Instructions: How to Apply
Program Website:
Online MA/MS in English
Graduate Coordinator:
 Dr. Sally Henschel

*Online programs may not meet the necessary criteria for an F1 visa.