Master of Arts Program

Program Overview

The M.A. in English is a stand-alone two-year program that provides a challenging intellectual experience rooted in the richness of literary study. We offer a full range of courses across genres and historical periods, from Medieval poetry to the contemporary American novel, as well as seminars in a variety of theoretical approaches including performance and post-colonial studies. The program encourages interdisciplinary study in American Studies. Our 40+ full-time faculty regularly introduce new courses based on their research interests in areas such as visual culture, literary non-fiction, and digital humanities.

 

The M.A. program is committed to teacher training. We offer opportunities for the study of pedagogy, practical instruction in course design, and hands-on teaching experience.

Qualified Boston College undergraduates can apply to our B.A./M.A. program.

The M.A.T. in English is designed for those students at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education who wish to teach English at the secondary school level.

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Contact M.A. Program Director Tina Klein for further information.

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Faculty

Irish Literature and Culture

The program offers a concentration in Irish Literature and Culture, which gives students the opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study drawing from a wide range of fields, including literature, Irish language, history, women's studies, American studies, fine arts, music, and cultural studies.

Teacher Training

The M.A. program is committed to teacher training. We offer opportunities for the study of pedagogy, practical instruction in course design, and hands-on teaching experience.

 

 

American Studies

The American Studies Program brings together scholars pursuing the interdisciplinary study of American culture. Participating faculty come from several departments, including English, History, Art History, Psychology, and Communications. Learn More

 

Our Graduates


Wellesley High School

English Teacher

University of California Riverside

Ph.D. Candidate

Hendrickson Publishers

Associate Editor 

Greenleaf Health

Researcher

Wakefield High School

English Teacher

University of Connecticut

Ph.D. Candidate 

Lesley University

Adjunct Professor of Humanities 

Boston University

Ph.D. Candidate 

United States Military Academy at West Point

Visiting Assistant Professor