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MA in English

Welcome to the MA in English at TAMUT!

English Department

The level of personalization and expertise that exists and is waiting for you at TAMUT is outstanding! The MA in English at TAMUT is the most noted English MA in the Ark-La-Tex region, welcoming the brightest students from all over the four-states area.   Whether you are a student fresh from your Bachelor’s degree, a mid-career professional, or an experienced expert in another field looking for a satisfying encore in the Arts, the English MA at Texas A&M University-Texarkana can advantage you.

You can find helpful links to a list of faculty and their specialties, the .pdf catalog, which explains the courses and requirements, an infographic to help you with your application, and a link to our competitive tuition schedule.

Our potential students might be interested to know that TAMUT offers an MA in English with emphases in Composition and Literature. Both emphases encourage high specialization with your choice of allied hours that create a bespoke program for your needs. Whatever path you wend through our intellectual fields, you will internalize a variety of granular skills. The first is analysis at all levels. You can learn linguistic, discourse, genre, literary, historical, psychological, post-modern, and many others. Our program will teach you how to look through any lens.  However, it does not stop there. You will also get interaction with various theories of reception, reproduction and circulation.  

Not only will you learn to interpret great literature and other, multi-media texts, but you will also learn the skills of composing and articulating the relationship between the reader and the writer; including the writerly skills of narrowing potential reader interpretation such as identification, corpus analysis, rhetorical velocity, etc. You will leave our program with a profound sense of the powers of language; its creation and reception, and interplay with society.  We teach you to be a powerhouse of language and narrative.  

TAMUT is a comprehensive university so the Master’s students at TAMUT are the cream of our English crop.  TAMUT English MA has an extremely high graduation rate.  If you start with us, you finish with us.  We will do everything to help you complete the program and once you finish, the sky is the limit.  Unlike many other schools, your graduation gown itself, not just the stole, is personalized.  We celebrate our MA graduates here.  

Our graduates are fiercely knowledgeable and their long-term outlook is rosy. Our graduates attain careers in media management, communications, marketing, technical writing, copyediting and teaching. Other go on to esteemed PhDs facilitated by the many venues that they may publish locally in such as Four States Living MagazineHer, and TXK Today, as well as making names for themselves in scholarly venues, such as The Sigma Tau Delta Review, and conferences. 

Also available is Master Teacher of Writing Certificate, giving you the requisite 12 graduate hours necessary to teach at the community college level.  

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our department chair, Doug Julien at (903) 334-6662 or email him at doug.julien@tamut.edu

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  • Texarkana, TX 75503
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