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Courses & Projected Schedule for Online M.A. in English

John Swarr, teacher, hiker and online grad student
John Swarr, teacher and hiker, fit and online graduate courses into his schedule.

All students must start with ENG 5950: Introduction to English Studies, which lays out the vision for the total program. This program has only one start per year, and that is Summer 1 which begins in May.

All coursework for the Master of Arts in English is entirely online. No campus visits are required. Graduates of the program are welcomed and encouraged to participate in commencement ceremonies, which are held in May of each year.

The projected course schedule below helps students to plan which courses to take each term. It is subject to change.

Courses are seven to eight weeks long, and two courses are offered sequentially each semester so that students take one course at a time.

Summer 2022

Summer 1, 2022 (May 9 – June 25, 2022)

  • ENG 5950 Introduction to English Studies (required first course in the program)
  • ENG 5090 Medieval English Literature
  • ENG 7240 Shakespeare

Summer 2, 2022 (June 27 – Aug. 13, 2022)

  • ENG 5090 Medieval English Literature
  • ENG 5320 Renaissance Drama, excluding Shakespeare
  • ENG 6930 Master’s Essay (required last course in the program)

Fall 2022

Fall 1, 2022 (Aug. 22 – Oct. 7, 2022)

  • ENG 7300 American Literature 1776-1865
  • ENG 7800 British Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

Fall 2, 2022 (Oct. 10 – Dec. 2, 2022)

  • ENG 5990 Major Rhetorical Theories and Teaching of Composition
  • ENG 7300 American Literature 1776-1865

Spring 2023

Spring 1, 2023 tentative (Jan. 17 – March 3, 2023)

  • ENG 5230 Romantic Literature
  • ENG 7800 Memoir, Autobiography, and History

Spring 2, 2023 (March 6 – April 28, 2023)

  • ENG 5990 Major Rhetorical Theories and Teaching of Composition
  • ENG 7000 Creative Writing