English Program

Graduate Study Opportunity

The SSU English Department offers an English M.A. degree with an emphasis in Literary Criticism, Creative Writing, or Rhetoric & English Education.

Plan early! Applications for the 2024-25 year starts October 1st.   The priority deadline for application is January 5th and final deadline is March 10th, 2024.

The English Department offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Students majoring in English choose one of three concentrations: 

  • English and American Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Single Subject English Education (Secondary Teaching Preparation)

The English Department also offers a Minor in English and a Minor in Linguistics. Students interested in double majors or in combining English with other fields can check in with a faculty advisor.

At the graduate level, the English Department offers an M.A. degree in English, with a choice of emphasis in literary criticism, creative writing, or rhetoric and English education. 

For more details about all of these programs, please see the links at the left side of the page.