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The MA degree in English offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is a comprehensive program that delves into the many facets of English: its literatures; its linguistic, social and cultural histories; and its capacities for persuasion, exposition and elucidation.

The program allows students to explore specific subject areas while working across the range of subdisciplines within English (literary studies, rhetorical studies, composition and linguistics).

With an emphasis on innovative teaching and research, the program includes electives to encourage students to pursue interdisciplinary inquiry. The degree culminates with a capstone project which primes graduates for critical and eloquent engagement with the world beyond the university.

Graduates are prepared to begin careers in education or in one of the many professions that value creativity, critical thinking and highly skilled communication.

Applicants must submit the following:

After admission to their degree program, WRGP qualified applicants may apply to the WRGP program by submitting the WICHE WRGP Application Form found at

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Graduate Studies
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

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