Master or Arts in English

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All courses are offered in a hybrid/blended format, allowing you to learn conveniently from wherever you are!

Whether you are a student fresh from your Bachelor’s degree, a mid-career professional ready to elevate your knowledge and skills, or an established expert in another field looking for a satisfying encore in the humanities, the English MA at Texas A&M University-Texarkana can advantage you.

Our Master’s in English provides students an opportunity to pursue an emphasis in literature, an emphasis in rhetoric and writing studies, or a blended emphasis in both literature and writing. These areas of focus allow you to deepen your expertise in a variety of critical theories, research methodologies, cultures, regions, historical periods, discourses, genres, and rhetorical modes. Also available is our Master Teacher of Writing certificate to build capacity specifically in the teaching of writing for grades 9-12 and college undergraduates.

Our passionate, award-winning faculty bring expansive and diverse expertise to every graduate seminar, and we are dedicated to helping our students identify and attain whatever next step awaits them. Mentoring graduate students for conferences, speaking engagements, doctoral programs, community leadership, teaching, research, and publication is just one benefit of what makes A&M-Texarkana’s English faculty special. 

Our graduates are fiercely knowledgeable, competitive in the employment market, and successful. Some attain careers in media management, communications, marketing, technical writing, copyediting, and teaching. Several go on to esteemed doctoral programs for terminal degrees in Creative Writing, Literature, or Rhetoric & Composition. Others have made names for themselves in scholarly and creative venues, presenting at conferences like the National Council of Teachers of English, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the Arkansas Philological Association or publishing in The Sigma Tau Delta Review and The West Review


Featured Courses


ENG 595 - Research Literature and Techniques

This course offers a review of research by scholars in selected areas of English language and literature with emphasis on critical approaches and research methodology. Students will demonstrate competence in research methodology by the investigation and formal reporting of a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor.

ENG 572 - Readings in Composition

This course offers students the opportunity to explore a wide range of theoretical composition strategies and help them formulate praxis for their own teaching of composition and/or their own writing.

ENG 573 - Graduate Creative Writing

This course promotes the development of creative writing skills by introducing advanced concepts and exercises for writing creative nonfiction, poems, plays, and short stories.