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Southeastern's English graduate program provides advanced study of British, American and World literatures while preparing students for professional opportunities such as teaching, creative writing, professional writing and publishing, library and information science, doctoral study and any work demanding complex interpretation and communication skills. Literary studies span global cultures and history, from ancient literature to contemporary poetry, fiction, drama and film.
*Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.
Thesis and non-thesis options
Flexibility in personally designed degree plans, convenient class scheduling (including online courses) and individual advising
Graduate faculty in a wide range of specialties, including traditional areas such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, the Brontës, Lawrence, Faulkner, Hemingway and Creole Literature as well as more recently developed fields such as interdisciplinary studies in literature, digital humanities, film studies, animal studies and performance studies
Concentrations available in creative writing, with personalized instruction by renowned poets, fiction writers, and playwrights; linguistics, history of language, and literacy; and professional writing, including publishing studies, offering professional credentials and internships
Instruction by writers in residence and visiting writers in the Common Read Program
Southeast Louisiana site of the National Writing Project, as well as courses in the teaching of writing and literature for grades 6 through 12Home of three professional journals, two student journals and faculty/student collaborative projects in digital humanities
Graduate and research assistantships and teaching fellowships available for professional development
Total semester hours required: 36
Language and Literacy
Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in English Education
Louisiana Literature and Louisiana Literature Press
Journal of College Writing Southeast Writing Project
Southeastern Writing Center
English Department Common Read Program
Xi Ro Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Ziba Rashidian, Director of Graduate Studies in English
Mailing address: SLU 10861, Hammond, LA 70402
On-campus address: D Vickers Hall, Room 222