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Master of Arts in English - General

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The master’s in English with general emphasis is designed for students eager to explore English studies at the graduate level. It allows students to pursue graduate studies in English in more than one discipline. Students may wish to continue coursework in creative writing classes in literary theory or preparation in TESOL with courses in digital literacies.

The degree is designed to serve students wishing to prepare for doctoral work, satisfy requirements for a teaching license, or take a terminal master’s degree. In close consultation with your faculty advisor, you can design the program that makes sense for your personal and professional goals.

MA in English—General, 32 credits
Core requirements
Approved courses in English


Research requirement

ENG 601
Research in English Studies (3)
RES 697
Research Paper (1-3)
THES 698 Thesis (1-6)


Minor and electives


Total Credits


Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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Phone: 765-285-8580
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