Graduate Program

TAMUCC Department of English

Our MA in English offers students an innovative curriculum, a dynamic faculty, and many opportunities for professional development. Our graduates continue into Ph.D. programs, become faculty at two year colleges, work in industry or in government service, and serve as highly successful teachers in the public schools. Our combination of a challenging curriculum and personalized attention ensures that our graduates are ready for a wide variety of careers.

Students can choose from three "tracks": Rhetoric and Composition, Literary Studies, and Borderlands Studies. Our curriculum provides students with a broad background in English Studies as well as the chance to specialize in one of these three areas.

Rhetoric and Composition Track: Studies the power of language, the history of rhetoric, and the various applications of technical and professional communication within a global context.

Literary Studies Track: Studies American and British literatures, both canonical and non-canonical, from a range of political, social, and historical contexts.

Borderlands Track: Studies the historical and cultural mixture associated with the US-Mexico border as a means of exploring national and transnational concerns over identity, movement and belonging.

Financial support is available in the form of scholarships and assistantships for English related jobs that provide students with a means of supporting themselves while gaining valuable work experience.  Each incoming student also is assigned to a faculty mentor who works closely with that student to develop a program that will meet the student’s needs and interest.

Our program is big enough to provide variety and small enough to provide personal attention for each graduate student.  In the English MA program at TAMUCC, you’ll grow intellectually and creatively through the advanced study of language and literature.