MA Students

The Master of Arts in English at St. John’s University offers students a broad and intensive engagement with literary, cultural, and writing studies. Distinguished faculty members teach courses in traditional and emerging fields of literature, cultural studies, critical theory, writing, and composition studies.

The 33-credit program features the option to write a three-credit master’s thesis in place of one course. In the final semester of course work, each student submits a master’s portfolio, including one extensively revised paper and a 10- page critical overview of his or her growth as a reader, scholar, and writer.

The program is designed for both full-time graduate students and professional educators, administrators, and writers who want to pursue a master’s degree part-time. As a full-time student, you can complete the degree in three or four semesters.  If you are a part-time student, you may proceed more gradually toward completing the requirements.

For additional information about the M.A. program and the Department of English, please follow our department’s blog, which features course descriptions, faculty profiles, upcoming events, departmental publications, departmental forms, and listings for available jobs and internships.