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The Master of Arts program in English develops professional competency in literary and textual analysis and in writing. The program prepares students for further graduate study in English; for technical writing and editing; for teaching in secondary schools and colleges; for further study in such fields as anthropology, law, psychology, and philosophy; for careers in government and industry; and for other professions requiring analytical, literary, linguistic, digital media, or writing skills.
The program offers concentrations in literature, the teaching of English, rhetoric and composition, and technical writing with learning opportunities in education, gaming, web design, environmental sustainability, indigenous studies, and ethnic and gender diversity.
An investigation of how African American literature has innovated, influenced, and been influenced by literary movements, historical events, social transitions, and political upheavals.
A study of a selection of the literature written in Britain during the romantic and Victorian ages, focusing on the social, historical, and ideological contexts informing its production. Texts analyzed include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
This course concerns the development of rhetoric as an academic discipline in the twentieth century, in particular how rhetoric has distinguished itself from literary, historical, philosophical, and linguistic modes of inquiry.
Students entering the Master of Arts program in English should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
3 recommendations for international applicants (1 evaluating English ability); 2 recommendations for domestic applicants
A short personal essay, plus a 5-10 page sample of scholarly or professional writing
TOEFL for non-native English speakers
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Students have the option of applying for a Graduate Assistantship offering a stipend against tuition while gaining experience in research, tutoring, or in the classroom.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.