The Master of Arts in English is a versatile degree that prepares graduates to pursue careers as teachers at the college or secondary-school level, technical writers, editors, public-relations specialists, journalists, and in those fields that require good reasoning and communication skills.

Students in the program work closely with publishing scholars in their area of interest who are passionate about the literature and theory they teach. In addition to an array of courses in literature and theory, the program also incorporates creative writing, technical writing and editing, composition theory and practice, and linguistics.

Graduate Paths in English


Master of Arts in English

Graduate Certificates

Careers in Technical Communication

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JUMP allows undergraduate seniors to take up to 12 hours of graduate-level courses that double-count toward both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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We offer roughly 50 graduate courses spanning a wide range of subjects, including Feminism & Composition, Science Fiction, and Poetry Writing. For a full and updated list of courses visit the UAH Catalog.

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Laurel Bollinger

Director of English Graduate Programs

Morton Hall 215
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899