Trinity’s advanced Master’s program in English offers a rich variety of courses in literature, film, and media arts, deepening students' understanding of the field and culminating in either a research thesis or a pedagogical project.
Where to Start? Entry into the degree varies depending on when you start:
|ENGL 800. Introduction to Graduate Study in English||ENGL 802. Digital Rhetoric or Specialized Elective||ENGL 806. Composition Pedagogy or Specialized Elective|
- Full-time students can complete the degree in two years, by enrolling in two courses over five terms (including one summer).
- Part-time students who take one course per term can complete the degree in three to four years.
Curriculum: The M.A. in English consists of 10 course credits. Students choose either a thesis or a pedagogical project as their capstone in the degree.
Course descriptions are available on the course schedule page. You should consult with your academic advisor before registering for courses.
Requirements for the M.A. in English
1 Foundational Course
- ENGL 800. Introduction to Graduate Study in English (fall)
1-2 Core Courses
- For students completing a thesis or thesis capstone:
- ENGL 801. Introduction to Literary Theory (fall)
- For students completing a pedagogical project as their capstone:
- ENGL 802. Digital Rhetoric (spring)
- ENGL 806. Composition Pedagogy (summer)
2 Specialized Electives
- 1 Course in British literature
- 1 Course in American literature
4 General Electives
- Any four additional ENGL courses
- 2-credit thesis; or
- 1-credit pedagogical project
* The Program’s director will advise you about which courses can count as specialized electives by category.