Department of English

Graduate Program

Contact Info
Dr. Jen Bacon
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Graduate Program Request Information

Our Program

The Master of Arts in English helps students attain a number of goals. It offers opportunities for the study of language, literature, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, creative writing, and literary and cultural critical theory. The diverse and comprehensive selection of courses cultivates scholarly knowledge and enhances cultural literacy in an atmosphere that engages students intellectually and creatively. The program prepares students to enroll in advanced graduate programs (for the Ph.D. in literature or composition and rhetoric, for example), to teach literature or writing in secondary schools or two-year colleges, and to enter a range of other professions in which writing expertise and analytical thinking is valued.

Admission Requirements
The Faculty and Areas of Specialization
The Course Catalog
Graduate Tracks and Concentrations
Certification in Secondary English

For Information:

For information about admissions, contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education at 610-436-2943 or or write:

Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
McKelvie Hall, 102 Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

For information regarding degree programs, contact:
Dr. Eric Dodson-Robinson
Graduate Coordinator
Department of English
541 Main Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2745