The University of Maine Master of Arts in English
Enhance, Explore, Experience. A program perfect for students who want a challenging and supportive learning environment in which to enhance their knowledge, explore new ideas, and gain experience in research, writing, and teaching. Did you take a degree in English because you were passionate about reading and writing, yet know you need more time to translate this passion into meaningful work? The University of Maine Master of Arts in English is unique in that it allows students to explore new facets of English study—everything from hands-on skills such as creating an assignment-sequence for a class, preparing technical documentation, grant-writing, or editing a short story, to the challenges of poetics, literary and rhetorical theory, and empirical field-research on writing—while also deepening and widening their knowledge of literature. Our degree culminates with a professional portfolio our graduates use to advance their goals toward PhD or MFA programs, teaching careers, employment in the private or public-sector, or personal growth.
Our graduate students are central actors in our intellectual community: they serve on committees, organize events, participate in research expos, and have their own symposium. Teaching Assistantships in our award-winning writing program include full-tuition waivers, close mentoring, a 1-1 teaching load, very generous support, and excellent benefits. Students can also apply for a third year of funding through our competitive Ulrich Wicks Distinguished Teaching Assistantship. Our program offers a professionalizing environment in which to enhance your knowledge, explore new ideas, and gain experience while continuing to do what you love: read, write, and think critically.
Though the deadline for completed applications is January 15, applications that have been partially completed by this time will still be considered for Teaching Assistantships, provided all materials have been received by January 30, 2018.
You can also apply to the Graduate School online.
- Program of Study
- Application Timeline
- Financial Aid Information
- The Ulrich Wicks Teaching Assistantship for M.A. Candidates
- Contact the English Graduate Program
- Graduate Students
- Graduate Courses
- Graduate Symposium
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Requirement
- English MA Requirements
- MA Portfolio Contents and Evaluation Criteria, Spring 2018