Literary and Cultural Studies (MA)
The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in English is designed for students who have shown an aptitude for sustained literary study, and who desire to pursue a more intensive and extensive academic training. The two-year M.A. program extends knowledge of the cultural, linguistic, and literary heritage of Great Britain, America, and other English-speaking lands, and develops the research, writing, and analytical skills necessary for professional success.
Particular areas of departmental strength include:
- American Studies
- Ecocriticism and Environmental Writing
- Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
- Writing, Editing, and Publishing
You can also download a sampling of our current graduate course descriptions, which are updated prior to registration each semester. For more information on degree requirements, please take a look at the Graduate Student Handbook for English.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.