The combined bachelor’s-master’s program in English is an accelerated program designed specifically for students who have displayed academic excellence as undergraduate English majors.
Qualified students will take 12 credits of graduate-level (5000-6999) courses during the senior year. After completion of the baccalaureate degree, students will apply to the MA in English program and, if admitted, will complete the remaining 21 credits of graduate courses for the master’s degree in one additional year of study. This program will allow students to move more efficiently through two degrees and thereby jump-start professional development. Graduates from this program will be well prepared to pursue a PhD in English or a related field; to seek a teaching position at the post-secondary level; or to pursue any number of careers that require writing, editing, or research skills.