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Department of English Master of Arts in English

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Master of Arts in English Program

Do you love the English language? Are you looking for a way to broaden your horizons and further your career? Then consider a master’s program that can supply you with the tools and resources you need to become successful in your endeavors. You may enjoy sitting down and reading a novel, or discussing the merits of Victorian literature, or maybe you just want to learn how to write better. The Master of Arts in English program at UIndy can help you develop those skills that can prepare you for careers in education, writing, publication, literary criticism and more. 


The Master of Arts in English is one of UIndy’s most flexible graduate programs, with the option to pick and choose what you study. Although most classes meet face-to-face, some hybrid classes (which meet partially in-person and partially online) are also offered. Online-only courses are occasionally offered. 

Program length

This 36-credit hour program is designed to take students two years to complete, but can be completed in less time, or with special permission, can be completed over five years. 

“With my professional goal of teaching at the post-secondary level, my education at UIndy has provided me with a solid framework and confidence in my ability to teach at the college level. As an adjunct professor, I have already applied much of my learning to my current classes of freshman composition.”
Kellie Schmidt, 
Adjunct instructor at Franklin College

Class times and location

Both daytime and evening classes are available, allowing students to work full time while attending school. On-campus classes meet once a week for 3 hours or twice a week for 1 ½ hours each session.   


Tuition for this program for the 2017-18 academic year is $508 per credit hour and is applicable to both face-to-face and online courses. Get information about financial aid for graduate students ►

Curriculum and electives

Graduate students only have one required course and may build their own curriculum for the remaining courses. This allows students to better their skills in a particular area, such as creative writing or professional writing, or work one-on-one with faculty through independent studies, directed readings and thesis projects.

When can I start?

Students may begin at the start of any term (spring, fall, summer I or summer II), provided they have completed all admission requirements and have been accepted into the program. The deadline for completed applications for Semester I (Fall 2016) is July 15. For Semester II (Spring 2017) admission, the deadline to apply is November 1. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by these dates; however, applications submitted after the deadline will be considered for available openings in the program.

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