The Master of Arts in English program immerses you in the evolving voices and perspectives of great literature, both classic and contemporary, from Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf to Thomas Pynchon, Louise Erdrich, Toni Morrison, and more.
Join a unique literary community and gain breadth and depth in English and American literature reinforced with study of critical theory. The program offers distinctive strengths in interdisciplinary and transnational analyses of literature and culture. Small seminar-style classes and dedicated faculty advising create a student-centered environment to foster an intimate dialogue about issues and ideas related to your course of study. You work side by side with doctoral students, gain exposure to scholarly research, and gain access to the impressive resources of the Claremont Colleges community. Take a conventional route to your degree by exploring a single discipline or literature or forge a path that crosses disciplines and departments. You’ll build research skills and area expertise that will prepare you for a range of possible options, from teaching and professional writing to publishing, corporate communications, and more.
- Interdisciplinary inquiry is a fact of life in the English Department. You can tailor a course of study in Cultural and Gender Studies, Religion and Literature, the graphic novel, and more.
- You can pursue elective coursework in other CGU departments and schools and across the colleges of the Claremont University Consortium.
- You can pursue an MA in English in conjunction with another degree program at CGU, such as a PhD in Religion. You receive a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.