Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in UMass Boston’s English Master of Arts Program!  We are one of the largest liberal arts graduate programs at UMass Boston, Boston’s only public university. Our English MA Program focuses on the intersection of literature, composition, and creative writing. All of our students engage with the imaginative worlds that texts create—worlds created and shared by literary authors, analytical writers, responsive readers, and reflective thinkers.

We are proud to offer an English MA Program that is:

These qualities come to life in our lively curriculum and flexible evening programming. You are encouraged to craft a course of study that meets your interests and needs; you can complete the 10-course (30 credit) degree on a full- or part-time schedule; full-time students typically take 2-3 courses a semester (6-9 credits).  You select your own concentration, courses, final project topic, and final project advisor.  Our English MA program has many unique features that allow your interests to develop in a supportive yet challenging environment. Please explore our website and the links below, which offer more detailed information on our program.

Please make sure to contact us to learn more about our program and application process. We also encourage you to come to visit us; an appointment to meet with the graduate program director is easily arranged.