Master of Arts in English
Belmont University is currently offering a small-class Masters of Arts in English degree program. This program will allow students to fully explore and study literature and writing in a personalized and flexible atmosphere. This degree has been tailor-made for working adults and is taught through evening, summer, and pnline classes. Class sizes are small to allow for a fully personalized and mentoring classroom environment and are usually made up of less than 13 students. With classes taught by accomplished literary professors, students will learn to effectively analyze literature from multiple perspectives and examine contemporary literary trends. Graduates of this course typically go on to attend professional school, teach high-school English, or work in publishing and communications.
Belmont offers three unique tracks of study to allow students to customize their degree according to their academic goals. The first track is a Literature Emphasis. In this track students will develop a foundation of practical literary criticism. This track includes the completion of a thesis directly tied to trends or canonical literary icons. The second track is a Writing Emphasis. Students in this curriculum will learn to hone their creative writing skills by completing classes such as Composition Theories, Writing and Identity and Writing & Social Issues among others. Students will also complete a thesis under the supervision of a writing mentor. Finally, the Non-Thesis option allows students to complete advanced literature classes without the requirement of completing a thesis. All tracks will require a total of 30 total credit hours of courses before graduation.
To be admitted into this program, students must have previously earned an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: Hybrid
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
- To be admitted to the Master of Arts in English program, you must have an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.75, or 3.0 in the last 60 hours.the original sealed envelope sent from the colleges. Please allow 4-6 weeks for all official transcripts to be received.
- Have scores for the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) submitted to Belmont.
Evening Classes are held on the Belmont Campus in Nashville, TN.
Located on 75-acres just outside of downtown Nashville, Belmont College opened in 1890 in order to provide educational opportunities for young women. The College merged with Ward Seminary in 1913, evolving into the Ward-Belmont School for Women. Another turning point for the institution came in 1951, when the school transitioned to the co-educational Belmont College. By 1991, the school adopted its university status and growth continues. Today, the private, not-for-profit Belmont University supports a liberal arts education, based on Christian principles.
Students can pursue undergraduate and graduate programs, including master’s and doctoral programs. Belmont University also supports adult degree programs offering non-traditional students the opportunity to complete undergraduate degrees. A number of graduate programs target the needs of working professionals, offering classes in the evenings or online, in addition to summer programs.
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