Online MA in English

While we do not yet offer a completely online MA, in our Low Residency MA, students attend in-person classes in Columbia for 1-2 semesters to satisfy the 8000-level course requirements. In subsequent semesters, students may shift to completing their remaining course requirements by taking 7000-level courses online and by completing their thesis hours by working remotely with an advisor. This second phase of the low-residency program can be completed either full-time or part-time. For more information, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Emma Lipton, at For more information about the MA requirements, see our MA program page.


Frances Dickey
Director of Online Programs