Graduate Programs

We educate graduate students whose refined research, analytical, and writing skills enable them to advance into doctoral programs or other professional endeavors. We offer two graduate degrees, the Master of Arts and the Masters of Education. In addition, the department provides curriculum that leads to Certification for students who wish to become teachers, but who do not have a degree in education or in English.

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  • M.A. in English
    Master of Arts (M.A.) in English

    The Master of Arts in English (M.A.) 36 credit program features courses that emphasize the history of literature and language.

    Admission Requirements

    Admission to the program is open to those applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an undergraduate major in English, or by special permission. Applicants must submit supporting documents as required for general admission to a graduate program. Applicants must submit a sample of scholarly work (an 8-15 page critical or research paper recently prepared).

    View M.A. in English Curriculum (PDF)

  • M.Ed. in English
    Master of Education in English

    The Master of Education in English (M.Ed.) 36 credit program combines courses in language and literature with educational psychology and pedagogy.

    Students enrolled in either program may enhance their educations with independent study projects and with a master's thesis. (For complete requirements, please see the graduate curriculum sheets).

    Admission Requirements

    Admission to the program is open to those applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an undergraduate major in English, or by special permission. Applicants must submit supporting documents as required for general admission to a graduate program. Applicants must submit a sample of scholarly work (an 8-15 page critical or research paper recently prepared).

    View M.Ed. in English Curriculum (PDF)

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certification
    For students with a Bachelor's Degree

    Millersville University's Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program is designed for those applicants who already have a bachelor's degree and would like to be certified to teach in the State of Pennsylvania. It is not necessary to complete a second degree in order to be certified.

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  • Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate students are eligible for student assistantships and have the opportunity to both assist faculty on research and campus projects and to work in the Tutoring Center. Graduate assistants are not permitted to teach. Recently, students in our graduate programs have pursued employment in local schools and industries, while others are pursuing their doctoral degrees at institutions such as Temple University, Penn State, University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The University of Texas-Dallas, and Purdue University.

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