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Program Introduction

Master of Arts in English

The Master of Arts in English is a two-year program with concentrations in either literature or rhetoric and composition. All students admitted to the MA in English receive full funding, which covers tuition and provides students with a generous stipend. 

Letter from the Director

Andy Fitch

There are many reasons to pursue a Master of Arts in English degree. Maybe a literature professor sparked your interest in a particular writer or school of writers and you want to delve deeper. Maybe you love working with undergraduate students and want to learn how to mentor them in their writing. Whether you plan to pursue a PhD, to go directly into teaching, or to explore any number of related professional opportunities, our MA program provides a welcoming, inspiring, student-focused environment that will give you the skills you need to attain your goals.

No student should emerge from graduate school with unmanageable debt. Many masters programs charge students hefty tuition fees, and offer no cost-of-living stipends. Here at the University of Wyoming, we are proud to offer all admitted masters students free tuition and a substantial stipend (currently $12,078 per academic year, plus an additional $2000 summer stipend) that covers the cost of living in Laramie. This generous aid package allows you to focus entirely on your studies and your teaching during our two-year program. Our faculty boasts a wide range of exciting specialists in numerous periods, genres, and approaches to writing, and many of our students go on to be placed in top PhD programs. We encourage you to come join the community of thinkers and writers here in beautiful Wyoming.

Andy Fitch
Associate Professor
Director of the MA in English Program

Funding

Funding

The MA in English is a fully funded two-year degree program. All admitted students receive a graduate assistantship with free tuition, a generous stipend, and numerous funding opportunities for research and conference travel.


Teaching Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Details about the teaching opportunities that come with a graduate assistantship.


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the MA in English program.


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Requirements for receiving an MA in English degree.


Apply

Application Instructions

How to apply to the MA in English program.


Outreach MA

Outreach MA

Information about our distinct Outreach MA in English program, which serves residents across the state.



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Master of Arts in English

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