Program Overview

The program is not accepting applications for the Master’s in English at this time.

The English Master’s degree is a liberal arts degree in English Studies with a focus on digital research, writing, and dissemination of knowledge. Students will concentrate in one of two areas within the degree: Digital Pedagogy or Digital Publishing.

Entrance Requirements

  • Formal letter of application that explains interest in the MA program and indicates the intended concentration
  • CV/Academic Resume (max. 2 pages)
  • Names and contact information for three references, two of which must be academic references

Writing Sample

  • Digital Publishing Concentration: applicants should provide a sample of creative work (approximately 10-15 pages of poetry or prose) AND an analytic writing sample (approximately 10-15 pages that illustrates the ability to develop a sustained argument built from primary and secondary sources)
  • Digital Pedagogy Concentration, applicants should provide a sample of analytic writing (approximately 10-15 pages that illustrates the ability to develop a sustained argument built from primary and secondary sources)

Graduate Assistantships: Students are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships at UIS when admitted into a program. Students interested in an assistantship, which historically defrays some of the cost of tuition and fees and provides a stipend for living expenses, should indicate in the statement of intent their plans to apply for a GA position.