The Masters In English
Introduction to the ProgramThe graduate program in English at Georgia Southern University prepares its students for a variety of careers and also for advanced doctoral work. Students who enroll in the Master of Arts program in English enjoy the engaging atmosphere of graduate study and work closely with faculty members. Admitting 10-12 students a year, the program fosters a genuine sense of community while providing students opportunities for professional development unusual for our size.
Graduate English faculty at Georgia Southern are published scholars whose specialties are as diverse as the courses within the program itself. Faculty members create a stimulating and innovative learning environment for graduate students. The Center for Irish Studies and the Georgia Author Series provide added dimension to the graduate English program. The department also houses an international journal, the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, sponsors the annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Conference, and coordinates the American Literature Association's Symposium on American Fiction in nearby Savannah. These programs enable students to become actively involved in editorial work and organizing and participating in conferences and advanced literary research.
The Master of Arts in English at Georgia Southern requires 36 semester hours of coursework and serves both the full-time and part-time student. Students have the opportunity to pursue the degree with or without a thesis (see below for more information on these options). The goal is to provide the graduate student with flexibility and choice of career path.
If you have any questions about the Graduate Program in general, or admission into it, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Caren Town.