The Department of English at AUB offers two graduate degree programs: MA in English Language and MA in English Literature. These graduate programs aim to ground students in language and literature studies. They provide students with opportunities to pursue advanced study in multiple linguistic, literary, and cultural traditions through engagement with texts in English, in translation, between languages, and across media. The programs provide a solid academic basis for those who wish to continue for a PhD in language or literature studies, as well as for those who wish to pursue a career in writing, publishing, editing, teaching, and related areas. Through an ongoing process of critical self-reflection, students will attain experience and abilities in linguistic and textual analysis, critical thought, writing, and aesthetic appreciation that will contribute to their personal, academic, and professional lives.
The requirements for an MA degree in English consist of 21 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above, successful completion of a comprehensive examination, and a thesis along with any additional prerequisite courses determined by the department to make up for deficiencies in undergraduate preparation.
Students working for an MA degree in English Language must take English 301, 327, 341 or 342, and 345. Two additional elective English Language graduate courses from among those offered in the department must be taken. Students must take a further graduate course, which may be from outside the English language course offerings, subject to departmental approval.
Students working for the degree of MA in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) should refer to the Department of Education catalogue section. Students working for the degree of MA in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) should refer to the Department of Education catalogue section.
Students working for an MA degree in English Literature must complete English 301. In addition, they must take one course from each of the following three categories: Literary History, Comparative Literature, and Literary and Cultural Studies. Of the remaining three courses, two may be taken outside the Literature program, subject to departmental approval.
For more information about graduate studies at AUB, check out the the AUB graduate catalogue and the following links:Online Graduate Application; Graduate Council.
For more information about the MA program in English Language and Literature, click here. Also check out the MA Graduate flyer.