Master's in English

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decorative badge for rankingsMurray State has been ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges for online master’s programs in English by (OMD). Murray State’s English programs earned top honors for overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success. 

The Master of Arts in English degree program was ranked in the Top 15 Best Online English Education Master's Degrees by UniversityHQ.

The graduate program is designed primarily for teachers in high schools and middle schools, prospective postsecondary instructors, students who want to pursue doctoral work and persons who simply love literature.  The Master of Arts in English is a 30-hour degree comprising advanced coursework in research methods and content areas. Complete the M.A. in English program in as few as two years and is available fully online.

College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Department of English and philosophy

Average class size



Main campus | Online

Clubs and Internships

Take your English education to the next level with the English Student Organization (ESO) to participate in fiction/poetry readings, writing workshops, book sales, mixers and more. Plus, get involved with "Notations," our own student-run literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and artwork by Murray State students.

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