M.A. in English & Writing Professions

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Master of Arts in English

Build on your love for language with the M.A. in English & Writing Professions program at EKU. Our career-oriented program's unique curriculum will prepare you for work in administration, instruction, and digital copywriting in both the academy and private sector. Learn from award-winning faculty with backgrounds in marketing, cultural theory, and creative writing. Choose to complete your degree fully online or participate in a low-residency, on-campus experience.

Admission Requirements

  • An English minor or equivalent (18 credit hours of literature and/or language classes)
  • Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 are required to complete the GRE and achieve satisfactory scores of 150 or higher on the Verbal and 4.0 or higher on the Analytical Writing sections of the exam
  • Admission deadlines are August 1 for fall semester and January 2 for spring semester


Job Opportunities for Graduates:

  • Administrator of a writing center or writing program at post-secondary institutions
  • Communications and training specialist for an array of businesses
  • Instructor of writing and literature classes at post-secondary institutions

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Higher education administration: Eastern Kentucky University, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Kentucky, Colorado State University, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Higher education instruction: University of Cincinnati, James Madison University, Georgetown University
  • K-12 leadership
  • High schools throughout Kentucky and abroad
  • Non-profit organizations: Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, KY; Children's Dental Project in Washington, D.C.; Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
  • Media production companies
  • Education services companies
  • Private sector training and instruction: BJ's Wholesale Club, The Learning House
  • Corporate technical writing and copywriting: Pacific Architects & Engineers, American Health Packaging
  • Freelance




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