The Graduate Program in English
Department at Salisbury University offers a variety of Master of Arts and
post-baccalaureate opportunities for students wishing to further their study in
a variety of fields. The program is large enough to offer high-quality
instruction from faculty who are actively engaged in scholarship and
publication, while, at the same time, small enough to promote collegiality among
M.A. candidates and faculty and to ensure personalized attention as students
proceed through their chosen areas of study. In addition, a limited number of
which include a stipend and a tuition waiver in exchange for students’ teaching
three sections each
academic year of the English Department’s freshman
composition and research course.
the M.A. in English include:
Students intending to go
on to Ph.D. programs,
Students who expect to teach at the junior or community college level,
teachers seeking to enhance their expertise and credentials.
Graduates of the M.A. in English program have been admitted to
Ph.D. programs at such universities as Alabama, Carnegie Mellon,
Catholic, Connecticut, George Washington, Marquette,
Northeastern, Notre Dame, Purdue, SUNY-Binghamton, University of
Maryland–College Park, and the University of North
Carolina–Greensboro, typically with assistantships and/or
fellowships upon entrance. Other graduates have continued to
teach with enhanced knowledge and proficiency at regional K-12
schools; have secured teaching positions in community colleges
and universities in the Middle Atlantic region and beyond,
including, Chesapeake College, The Community College of
Baltimore County, Jamestown Community College (NY), McDaniel
College, Wor-Wic Community College and the University of
Maryland–Eastern Shore; or have gone on to professional careers
such as editing and publishing.
in English have full faculty privileges at SU’s Blackwell Library, which include
generous loan periods and interlibrary access to the entire USM catalog of
(University System of Maryland) holdings.
While every graduate student’s experience ultimately depends on
the energy, dedication and imagination which that student devotes to his or her
studies, Salisbury University’s M.A. in English program furnishes an environment
in which the graduate experience can be intellectually challenging, highly
productive and exceptionally rewarding.