Master of Arts in English / Literature
Northern Arizona University

Program Details

Northern Arizona University offers an online Master of Arts in English degree with an emphasis in Literature for those who want to continue their educations in doctoral programs or community college teaching in literature, or for others seeking additional training in literary studies.  With this English degree, you will create your own plan of study directed toward your professional goals while you develop a foundation in literary theory and research.  This flexible program helps you experience the best of curricular innovation and established traditions while still following your own interests.  The curriculum includes foundational coursework in literary theory, rhetorical theory, and literary research methods with additional classes built upon this foundation that develop expertise in specific genres, periods, and topics.  Students develop an advanced understanding of both traditional and emerging literary histories and fields of scholarship.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Resume or CV

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission