Master of Arts (MA) in English

Welcome to our program!

The master of arts in English program at Salem State University offers future scholars, professionals and life-long learners the opportunity to explore a wide range of critical and creative approaches to language and literature. 

Students in the program work closely with a diverse faculty at the forefront of a changing intellectual and cultural landscape, with expertise in the traditional fields of English studies as well as in gender studies, aesthetics, comparative literature, creative and professional writing, digital rhetoric, postcolonial studies, and Holocaust and genocide studies (in which Salem State now offers a certificate program). 

Our faculty orchestrate small, intimate classes that foster intellectual inquiry, curiosity and critical thinking. As a result, our graduates are prepared to go on to successful careers including teaching high school or community college, professional writing, editing, and publishing. Our program also prepares students pursuing doctoral work in a range of disciplines. 

An MA in English at Salem State is ideal for those interested in deepening their understanding of the rich tradition of reading and writing in languages and literature.

The graduate student handbook for the master of arts in English describes our program in more detail.

For important program dates and more check out the Fall 2016 Masthead newsletter.