English MA

English MA

Study with award-winning faculty in literature, rhetoric/composition and creative writing in a top-ranked English MA program with online and in-person options. Benefit from guided individual research in lieu of exam for graduation, teaching assistantships, advanced positions in the Writing Center, high placement of college-level teaching positions and high acceptance into PhD programs with funding. Concentrations include 18-hour programs in College English Studies and Digital Multimodal Design.

Why English MA

Affordable Tuition

Ranked one of the most affordable online English master’s programs by GradSchoolHub.com, our program offers UT Tyler excellence at an affordable price.

Flexible Programming

Study 100% online, in person or a mix of both with our flexible scheduling options designed to accommodate working professionals. We also offer thesis and non-thesis tracks.

Distinguished Faculty

Our award-winning faculty regularly publish in their fields and provide one-on-one mentorship to students, leading to a high acceptance of our students into doctoral programs and publications.

Sample Student Publications

  • Book: Not to Keep: A Brother’s Story (Rebecca Johnson, 2022).
  • Journal Articles
    • “Using Thoreau to Teach Tangibly” in The Thoreau Society Bulletin.
    • “A Veiled Inclusion: Safie as Mary Wollstonecraft in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” in The Incredible Nineteenth Century.
    • “The Commercial Spirit and Changing New England” in The Robert Frost Review.
    • “Slovenes and Friuli as the Other in Hemingway,” in Acta Neophilologica.
    • “Rappaccini’s Queer Daughter,” “Emily Dickinson’s ‘Twas warm—at first—like Us—‘,” and “Siren’s Song: Phillis Wheatley’s Subversive Elegy” in The Explicator.
  • Chapter: “Using Digital Tools to Immerse the iGeneration in Hemingway’s Geographies” in scholarly anthology, Hemingway in the Digital Age (Ken State UP, 2019).

Meet a Graduate

Donald Penner

English MA, 2020

“UT Tyler’s English MA prepared me for getting a PhD and becoming a professor by offering me an interdisciplinary education, giving me valuable teaching experience and providing me letters of recommendation from their prestigious scholars.”

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