Online MA in English

The Online Master's is Here!

We will begin admitting applicants for our new online MA this winter, to start classes in Fall 2021. If interested, please inquire.

The Online MA is integrated with our traditional Master's in English. All graduate courses are taught by our tenured and tenure-track faculty, emphasizing writing and small group discussion. 

Requirements for the online MA are identical to our self-funded MA. To fulfill these requirements, online MA candidates will:

  • Choose 15 credits (5 courses) from our online asynchronous graduate courses at the 7000 level
  • Take 12 credits of online synchronous graduate seminars at the 8000 level, distributed over four areas:
    • Theory and Criticism
    • Literature before 1700
    • Literature from 1700-1900
    • Literature after 1900
  • Complete an MA thesis (3 credits) through independent work with an individual advisor.

For convenience, courses are offered in spring, summer, and fall. Synchronous seminars are held in the evening. The program may be completed either full-time or part-time, but according to university rules must be finished within eight years.

Applications for Fall 2021 are due April 1.  For more information about applying, see our admissions page.

Tuition: $394.90 per credit hour plus technology fee. See cashier's office for more information (in distance programs, graduate resident & non-resident students are charged the same fee).


Frances Dickey
Director of Online Programs