Master of Arts in English
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.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of West Florida is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • 20 hours upper division undergraduate coursework in English