Master of Arts in English
The University of West Florida

Program Details

The University of West Florida offers an online Master of Arts degree in English to the nontraditional student.  This program offers specializations in literature or creative writing.  Students develop essential analytical and communication skills preparing them for many different professional pathways, including but not limited to:

  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Not-for-profit Administration
  • Journalism

Small class sizes lend to an individualized learning experience with synchronous courses curating a face-to-face experience with faculty and peers.  Professors of this program hold terminal degrees and bring teaching and publishing experience to the online classroom.  Take advantage of teaching opportunities, editing experience with the university’s literary journals, and become a professional writer, speaker, leader, or educator through The University of West Florida online.


  • Official transcripts 
  • Official GRE Verbal score of at least 153 and Analytical Writing score of at least 4.5 or equivalent GRE percentile performance under the new testing platform; OR Official MAT-minimum score 413 
  • 20 hours upper division undergraduate coursework in English 
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • A writing sample 
  • A bachelor's degree

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges