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Masters in English

The strength of our MA in English lies in its ability to address the professional needs of a variety of students: those who plan to continue in a Ph.D. program, those who want to teach at the high school or college levels, and those who wish to acquire professional training in writing or research. Students may concentrate in English or American literature and language; in creative or professional writing; in rhetoric; in linguistics or TESOL studies; in folklore; or in American culture, which emphasizes American literature with additional coursework in other American studies such as history or sociology. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School Application Materials you must also submit:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample

Application Deadline

For the fall semester, admissions applications are due March 1. Fellowship applications are due February 1.

For the spring semester, the department adheres to the predetermined Graduate School application deadlines.


Dr. Elizabeth Bobo
Phone: 337-482-5509
Griffin Hall, 248

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