Why earn your M.A. in English at CBU?
Collaborate within a community
A small collegial graduate program, CBU's M.A. in English invites collaboration among
students and the professors who mentor them. Small classes provide a collective learning
experience in which discussion and dialogue are encouraged, ideas are challenged,
and every individual has a voice. At various times students are offered opportunities
to work on projects for the department, such as being an editorial assistant on the
literary journal or working on the department newsletter. They are eligible to apply
for the English honors society Sigma Tau Delta and to attend and present at local
conferences as well.
Read diverse texts and learn to think critically
Courses cross cultures and mediums to include world and multicultural literature,
film studies, rhetoric and composition, and traditional British and American literature—broadening
students' perspectives while also illuminating interconnections. With an emphasis
on critical theory, graduate English courses also develop critical thinking skills.
Integrate faith and language
CBU's M.A. in English is unique in its examination of spiritual perspectives on literature
and learning. Integrating the university's Christian mission into the classroom, courses
explore the ethical implications of literature and the moral values great works express
Learn to teach
Several students have been hired by CBU in Graduate Admissions or as English adjunct
professors. Other students have begun teaching careers at the high school and college
levels. Other alumni have taught TESOL overseas in China and the Philippines.