The purpose of the Master of Arts in English at Southeastern is to advance students in the study of British, American, and World literatures, while preparing students for professional opportunities in English, including teaching, writing, doctoral study, and any work demanding complex interpretation and communication skills. Literary Studies constitutes a core area of the program, supported by courses across the globe and the span of history up to today's poems, novels, plays, and films. Concentrations offer professional development, credentials, and internships in a range of related sub-disciplines: Creative Writing; Language and Literacy (rhetoric and composition; linguistics, ESL); and Professional Writing (business writing, document/Web design).
The graduate degree program in English has several notable strengths:
All students, in all concentrations, do not have the option to choose thesis or non thesis. A description of the requirements for each degree can be found on the degree requirements page.