Master of Arts in English
South Dakota State University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in English degree is available from South Dakota State University.  With an English degree, students study writing, rhetoric, theory, and literature, developing skills and knowledge that are highly valued careers.  You will study writing, analysis, research, problem solving, project management, and leadership while exploring how literature changes our lives.  This is a flexible degree in English that offers the same courses and faculty that are found on-campus. 

Courses are available in a wide variety of topics, including:

  • British Literature
  • Ethnic Literature
  • Women’s Writing
  • Publishing and Editing
  • Film Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency

School Accreditation Statement

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