The Master of Arts Degree

The English program offers three paths to the Master of Arts degree: Literature, Medieval Studies, and Rhetoric and Writing.


An MA in English with an emphasis in Literature provides the student with a broad understanding of literature studies, with exposure to a wide range of traditions.

Medieval Studies

An MA in English with an emphasis in Medieval Studies provides an excellent interdisciplinary program, with courses in English, History, and Art History, as well as other disciplines throughout campus.

Rhetoric and Writing

An MA in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Writing prepares students for careers in either professional writing or the teaching of writing.

Department of English Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Second Floor
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021