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Graduate Programs

We offer three programs of Graduate study in the Department of English: an MA in Literature, Language, and Theory; an MA in English for Adolescence Education; and an MFA in Creative Writing. Students who pursue an English Masters degree at Hunter come from diverse backgrounds and bring to the department a variety of strengths, experiences, and interests. Our Masters curriculums reflect and develop the intellectual and practical goals of our students and tap into faculty areas of expertise and the resources provided by the culturally stimulating metropolis at our doorstep. 

Department faculty members specialize in a broad spectrum of literatures, theories and critical practices, as well as in creative writing, rhetoric, pedagogy, and linguistics. They are accessible both in and out of the classroom, supporting students as they become more sophisticated readers, researchers, and writers. Those who enroll receive guidance in improving their own expertise as not just scholars and masters of their craft but also as teachers of literature and writing. While our Masters programs are enriching and often professionally rewarding as terminal degrees, they also prepare students for further graduate study.

For more detailed information, please click on the Masters program of interest above.

Graduate Program Learning Outcomes

1. Think critically and theoretically about literature across literary genres and periods

2. Identify and incorporate theoretical and critical approaches to analysis of literature

3. Make original arguments about literary texts supported by analysis

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