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Master of Arts in English

The English Master of Arts Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth welcomes students seeking to advance their critical and analytical skills in research and writing beyond the undergraduate level. The MA in English has wide application across numerous academic and professional paths. The program accomplishes several missions. It serves students seeking careers in education, writing, publishing, and a variety of other fields requiring advanced competence in writing, communication, and textual analysis. It develops the skills and knowledge of professionals already employed in primary and secondary education, and a variety of communication and media fields. And for those interested in pursuing careers in academia, it can provide a stepping-stone to doctoral study in literature, linguistics, cultural studies, and writing studies.

The Chap-Book (The Poet and His Lady), Will H. Bradley (1895)

The Chap-Book (The Poet and His Lady), Will H. Bradley (1895),
Smithsonian Museum of Art.

The four emphases that we offer enable students to design a degree program that best suits their interests and professional objectives:

Literary Studies
This emphasis provides students with an opportunity for graduate study concentrated in the field of literature. Students who select this emphasis take a range of graduate seminars in critical theory and literature, while also working with individual advisors to begin developing an area of specialized interest.

Literature, Language, and Culture
The M.A. in English with Emphasis in Literature, Language, and Culture provides coverage and development in diverse fields of literary, language and cultural studies, with an emphasis on comparative analysis of diverse discourses.

Publishing & Print Culture
This emphasis provides both practical training in publishing and scholarly background in the field of print culture studies. Students may inflect their programs to focus on either the applied aspects of publishing or the intellectual history of print culture.

Writing Studies
The M.A. in English with Emphasis on Writing Studies provides concentrated study of the practice and pedagogy of writing, and scholarly background in the history and theory of writing.

For further information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Craig Stroupe at or 218.726.6249 (office)



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