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M.A. in English

Where life comes to literature

Clark’s master’s in English program enjoys international standing, achieved through the work of our diverse and innovative scholars, who are deeply committed to a broad range of scholarly interests and especially to the close mentoring of our graduate students.

Examining literature from multiple perspectives can contribute to individual development, to the furthering and sharpening insights and ideally, to a better understanding of the roles we assume in our various communities. Our master’s program’s strong international emphasis, both in the various analytical perspectives in which our faculty have expertise and in the Department’s community itself, provides the opportunity to do so. Our faculty pursue socio-cultural, material cultural, historical, semiotic, gender, race, ethnicity and postcolonial questions, among others.

Why Study English at Clark?

  • One of the very few M.A. programs in English in the United States that offers teaching assistantships and merit-based scholarships.
  • An intimate community with about 10 to 12 students enrolled per year.
  • Individualized guidance in selecting courses through conversations with your advisor, conversations that become more frequent as you complete your thesis.