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Department of English Master of Arts in English

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Non-Thesis Option

Do you love studying the English language and literature? Are you looking for a way to give yourself a competitive edge in your career? The Master of Arts in English non-thesis option can give you the tools and resources to push your knowledge and skill set to the next level. Whether you are a teacher looking to bolster your career or you want to learn how to write for the digital age, the non-thesis option offers you a wide variety of courses that are sure to pique your literary interests.

“I've had multiple opportunities in each class I've taken at UIndy to work on developing my critical thinking and literary analysis skills, which will be a part of my future work. I have always enjoyed writing formal literary papers, and I know that my skills have improved through each course. I'm thankful to the professors for being so intentional in their assignments and in giving positive, constructive criticism to help me in this area.”
Lana Wilson


The graduate classes the English Department offers range from classics like 'Shakespeare' to contemporary standards such as 'Writing & Editing for Nonprofit Organizations.' Our classes are designed to provide you with a wide range of topics that appeal to your interests and provide you with a solid expertise of the English language. We also offer optional special topics courses that rotate through our faculty, so you have the chance to dig deeper into the topics your professors are interested in and currently researching.