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Masters in English

The M.A. in English at ULL addresses 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. All doctorates in English have a foundation in British and American language and literature, thus students receive a broad education in the discipline that prepares them for teaching, further research, and a diverse range of careers. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.

M.A. students choose one of the following areas of concentration:

• Literary and Cultural Studies 
• Folklore 
• Linguistics
• Rhetoric & Composition
• Creative Writing
• Professional Writing
• TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Assistantships Available for Fall 2020

For information about application requirements and expectations, visit the Graduate School's application information page.

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Additional Application Materials

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

• Statement of Purpose mentioning your chosen concentration (1-2 pages)
• Curriculum Vitae with relevant academic and professional experience
• Critical Writing Sample with Academic Works Cited Page (10-20 pages)
• Graduate Assistantship Application (if applying for funding, found on Grad. School site)
• Creative Writing Sample (15-20 pages) – for candidates interested in the Creative Writing concentration only. The genre of the piece should reflect your intended focus area; specify either fiction, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction. (This document should be uploaded as either a part of or alongside your critical writing sample in your application portal.)

GRE scores are not required. Contact the program's graduate coordinator for more details.

Application Deadline

Priority review for admissions and assistantship decisions for the fall semester are due by January 15.

Applications for admission and assistantships for the spring semester are due by November 15.


Dr. Elizabeth Bobo
Phone: 337-482-6919
Griffin Hall, 246 and 248

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