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 806. Composition Pedagogy or Specialized Elective||ENGL 829. 19th Century Short Fiction 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 806. Composition Pedagogy (spring)
2 Specialized Electives – Sample of Courses
- 1 Course in British literature
- ENGL 821. Twilight Age: British Literature of the 1890s
- ENGL 826. Shakespeare’s Poetry
- 1 Course in American literature
- ENGL 845. Black Women Writers in the 20th and 21st Centuries
- ENGL 868. Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
4 General Electives (any four additional ENGL courses) – Sample of Courses
- ENGL 809. Food Writing in the English Renaissance
- ENGL 812. Modern Poetry
- ENGL 822. What is Romanticism?
- ENGL 825. Postmodernism in Film and Literature
- 2-credit thesis; or
- 1-credit pedagogical project
* Speak to your Academic Advisor about which courses can count as specialized electives by category.