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English

Program Summary

The Master of Arts in English program is for students interested in literature, linguistics, writing and teaching English as a second language. The program features six areas of focus designed to prepare students with advanced skills in language, linguistics, communication and writing in addition to a more comprehensive understanding of literature.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in English

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • British and American Literature
  • English Education
  • Linguistics
  • Film and Literature
  • Literature and Rhetoric/Composition
  • Rhetoric and Professional Writing
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 February 15 for Assistantship
Spring October 1 December 10
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of English
Reavis 215
Program website
815-753-0611

Director of Graduate Studies:
Jessica Reyman
jreyman@niu.edu
815-753-6602

Application Contact:
Stephanie Roach
sroach@niu.edu
815-753-1608

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