English - Graduate Program
Master's in English LiteratureMaster's in English Literature

Welcome to the website of the M.A. Program in English. Here, you’ll find useful information about our literature track and our new teaching track, as well as details about the application process, upcoming events, and curricular requirements. However, if you still have questions after visiting the site, feel free to contact me.

We are very proud of our graduate program, especially as it evolves to meet the needs of both our changing discipline and our changing world. We recently launched a new online hybrid-teaching track geared toward existing teachers of grades 7-12. Built around a core of online summer classes, it is designed to be completed in two summers and one academic year. Our first cohort completed the program at the end of summer 2020—in just 15 months! We also continue to excel in delivering courses for the traditional literature M.A., which is designed for those who want the full graduate seminar experience. It has also well served our students who go on for the Ph.D. in literature. Recent graduates of our literature-track M.A. have been accepted to doctoral programs at the University of Rhode Island and the University of Tennessee.

No matter what brings you to us, we believe you will thrive as a part of the CCSU English M.A. program. Our faculty are dedicated teachers and researchers, our English Graduate Student Association is active and supportive, and our staff are always willing to help.

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Deborah Spillman
Director, English Graduate Program