College of Humanities and Social Sciences

English MA

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate sophistication in analyzing and interpreting texts, as informed by such critical traditions as rhetorical, stylistic, and formal analysis; theory; and historicism.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of the techniques and conventions of scholarly, persuasive, and/or creative writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to find relevant research materials, evaluate scholarly arguments, and contribute to current scholarship.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of expertise in literary studies, composition-rhetoric, or creative writing, including an in-depth understanding of major writers, movements, stylistic trends, forms, and concepts.
  • Demonstrate competence in professional skills and practices necessary to pursue careers in a variety of fields, including teaching, editing, publishing, and writing, and/or to pursue further graduate study.


*Retrieved from AMS February 16, 2024. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.