Meet Our Students
M.A. students hail from a wide range of backgrounds and conduct scholarly work on diverse genres, authors, and periods.
The M.A. in English is a standalone, two-year program that provides a challenging and wide-ranging intellectual experience rooted in the richness of literary study.
M.A. students have access to 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 and Irish Studies, and our faculty regularly introduce new courses, drawing on their research interests in areas such as visual culture, literary non-fiction, and digital humanities.
Boston College also offers an accelerated B.A./M.A. program that enables qualified undergraduates to earn a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English in five years.
Students in BC's Lynch School of Education and Human Development who are interested in teaching English at the secondary level can apply to earn an Master's of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in English, in collaboration with the English Department.
Adjunct Professor of Humanities
Visiting Assistant Professor
Stokes Hall South, 4th floor