Master of Arts


The total program length is 36 credits. Students typically complete the program over the course of two years.


For International Students: This program is pending final approval from The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).  International students who wish to pursue this area of study can enroll in a similar program that is already approved by SEVP and transfer to the preferred program upon approval. 

2 Year Program
Available Residentially
Available Online


  • Demonstrate mastery of disciplinary knowledge by describing, interpreting, and evaluating major pieces of literature within their historical and cultural contexts;
  • Demonstrate mastery of the English language and writing, its evolution and development in a historical and cultural context, theories about emerging forms of writing and expression, and its contemporary practices, including as applicable, pedagogy;
  • Demonstrate mastery of critical theories and practices in the discipline;
  • Conduct research employing techniques, methodologies, and skills applicable to the discipline and produce work product that synthesizes research;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical practices, diversity, and the importance of lifelong learning in the discipline.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University