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MA in English

The English Department offers a Master of Arts degree to students who qualify for an advanced education in the study of literature and literary criticism. Graduate students at the MA level must become familiar with not only the primary literature but also the pertinent research and scholarship and a variety of ways of thinking about literary culture. The program’s goals are to teach students scholarly techniques, to introduce them to literary criticism, critical theory and the study of the English language, as well as to provide access to a broad range of literatures written in English. Students should endeavor to deepen and expand their knowledge of literatures in English, begin to understand what critics and theorists past and present have contributed to the study of literature, and start forming coherent approaches to literary texts.

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