To meet the varied goals of its students, the Master of Arts in English program offers small evening classes taught by faculty who are both committed classroom teachers and active literary scholars.

Varied course offerings prepare students for many possible paths. American, multicultural, British, and postcolonial courses focus on both canonical and emergent literatures, and include a range of theoretical approaches that provide a good foundation for critical thinking in the work place and for doctoral studies. In addition, linguistics, composition, and writing pedagogy courses develop the expertise of current and future teachers.

A generous allocation of electives and opportunities for independent study allows students to tailor the program to their individual needs and interests, sometimes leading to other career possibilities. Balancing scholarly rigor with flexibility, the program is designed to help students pursue a range of intellectual and professional aspirations.


The University of St. Thomas is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org; 312-263-0456).

Note: The University of St. Thomas is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.