The Master of Arts in English is ideal for students interested in deepening their knowledge of Anglophone literature while sharpening their skills in close reading and incisive writing. MA students are immersed in the cultural and literary opportunities that the nation's capital has to offer, from internships with institutions like the Folger Shakespeare Library to research opportunities at the city's world-class Smithsonian museums.
Over the course of the two-year program, students develop relationships with fellow students and faculty mentors. They also have the option to pursue a thesis or non-thesis track, depending on their interests and professional goals. All students are invited to follow engaging department seminars on a wide array of topics, as well as take courses through the Washington Metropolitan Area Consortium of Universities.