The University of Wyoming's Master of Arts in English offers its graduate students a unique opportunity to receive a solid base in English Studies, with a concentration in either literature or rhetoric and composition. All full-time students admitted to the program receive full funding, including free tuition, teaching opportunities, and a generous living stipend. Our flexible requirements and innovative course offerings allow our students to tailor their pursuits to their academic interests and career goals. Our graduates get placed in top doctoral programs and professional positions across the country.
The Outreach MA in English program provides an opportunity for state residents who are not able to live in Laramie full-time to receive an MA degree through a combination of summer classes and online classes throughout the regular school year. The degree proceeds more slowly than the on-campus MA so that students can continue with their professional obligations while completing the program.
In "Medievalism and Fundamentalism in the 21st Century," Professor Amy Kaufman examines the use of medieval imagery in the wide-spread phenomena of the Chastity Ball. These public events showcase teenage girls taking a vow of chastity, in a ceremony that begins with "the Cross Dance" and ends as each girl kneels at her father's feet, promising to remain "his princess" until marriage.