The master of arts in English program is designed to provide flexibility in meeting individual student interests while ensuring a broad understanding of the significant areas within the professional study of English. The program builds upon students’ undergraduate work in English by offering the opportunity to study several different areas of concentration in depth. It also serves as an excellent preparatory program for doctoral-level study in English.
For more information about the English MA degree, contact
Dr. Jennifer Ryan, MA Coordinator
Bishop Hall 313
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Please attend our 2017 Race and Social Justice in American Culture Mini-Conference, scheduled for Thursday, February 23 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in Butler Library 210. Full program can be found here.
Current English MA students (who have entered the program in Spring 2017 or earlier) must prepare for the comprehensive exam using the list and instructions found on this page (Comprehensive Exam Reading List, in the left-hand column).
Students entering the English MA program in Fall 2017 or later must contact the MA Coordinator for a current list and instructions on how to prepare for the exam.
ALL students must attend one faculty-led meeting on the comprehensive exam before signing up for an exam date.
The comprehensive exam will be offered in February, June, and September 2017. From 2018 forward, the exam will be offered ONLY in February and September.
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