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UW Master’s Degree in English Program Ranked Nationally

October 31, 2018

A master’s degree in English from the University of Wyoming is one of the best in the nation, according to recent rankings from the SR Education Group (SREG).

The education research publisher tabbed UW’s program 13th in the country for “Best Online Colleges for a Master’s in English.” The 2019 rankings are based on salary potential and tuition rates. SREG’s analysis took into account average mid-career salary data from PayScale and manually researched annual tuition rates in order to determine which schools offer the best value to their students. Inclusion on this lists shows high return on investment and commitment to affordability, two key factors to prospective students.

To view the top-ranked programs, click here.

SREG also ranked UW 16th in the nation for “Most Affordable Master’s in English Online.” The rankings represent online schools across the nation that are committed to providing affordable, economical options for students. Every year, SREG manually researches the tuition rates of every accredited college offering fully online degrees in order to determine and rank the most affordable options.

To view the top-ranked programs, click here.

“We are thrilled to see our distance MA degree included on the SER Group's rankings,” says Michael Edson, director of graduate studies.

The program is a three-year, cohort-based degree for working professionals. Students take all the same courses and, in addition to meeting via Zoom, they gather each summer on the UW campus for a weeklong residency course.

“The program builds great community even when students live in California, Colorado and Texas,” Edson says. “We work hard to provide students with personalized mentoring and professionalization, and this ranking shows that we're providing excellent experience and credentials while keeping costs low.”

Kelly Kinney, department head for English, has been impressed by Edson’s work with the online graduate program.

“I am proud the department has been honored with these national awards,” she says. “While we have students from across the country pursuing the degree for a variety of reasons, I think it’s fair to say that most of our students value the program for the ways that it expands their professional experiences as high school language arts educators. As we grow the degree, I hope we can develop more programming that helps working professionals meet a variety of career goals, whether in education, nonprofit and public humanities work, professional writing or elsewhere.”

For more information, email Edson at or Kinney at

About SR Education Group

Headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., SR Education Group was founded in 2004 by CEO Sung Rhee. The company’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SREG is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers and educational financing should be free and easily accessible.

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