Employment of authors, writers, and editors is expected to grow 8 percent from 2008 to 2018. Improved communications and Internet capabilities allow writers to work from almost anywhere.
Source: "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition"

The Master of Arts in English program provides you with the knowledge and understanding of civilization and culture as manifested in literature. You will explore, analyze and debate texts in their critical, social and political contexts, and determine the implications of differing cultural, historical and philosophical perspectives. You gain not only a comprehensive grasp of great literature in English and of issues in critical theory, language and rhetoric but also a variety of reading and interpretive strategies that can be applied to challenging personal, professional and societal conditions.

Beyond the Classics
At GSU, English programs go beyond the classics. You study other cultures and societies through readings in African American, Native American, Latin, Asian and women's literature. The broad, comprehensive curriculum leads you to understand and appreciate human motivation and behavior.

Academic Achievement
The master's program in English develops a sophisticated scope and proficiency in interpretation, analysis, writing and the analytical skills acquired through the study of literature, theory and rhetoric. 

Career Advancement
The program meets the needs of teachers of English and others who wish to develop their abilities. The advanced study of English can lead to expanded careers in English, including teaching at the community college level; careers in publishing, editing, creative writing and advertising; continuing graduate and professional study in law, theology and other disciplines; and doctoral level study.

Program Fact Sheet

Admission, Degree and Graduation Requirements

Admission, Degree and Graduation Requirements

Please meet with your faculty advisor during the first semester to complete your study plan.

Advisor Information

Rashidah Jaami' Muhammad
Full Professor
Academic Program Coordinator
708.534.6974
rmuhammad@govst.edu

Christopher White
Associate Professor
708.534.4374
cwhite@govst.edu

Rosemary Johnsen
Full Professor
708.235.7053
rjohnsen@govst.edu