Embrace literature, language, and writing

The Department of 英语 at the University of Nebraska Kearney confers a Master of 艺术 degree through its on-campus and online graduate programs.

The Master of 艺术 in 英语 program focuses on the study of literature; composition, 修辞, and language; 童年 and 青年 studies; and creative writing. 研讨会, 车间, and directed reading course offerings provide an engaging and interactive learning opportunity for students. The program is designed for active, in-service teachers seeking further professional or personal development, as well as those seeking preparation for a Ph.D. in 英语 or an MFA program.

Although this program does not grant certification to teach 英语 in K-12 schools, many students utilize their skills to improve their instructional strategies in existing teaching career paths. 

*This program features an optional thesis.

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree with at least 18 hours of 英语

Select one of the following focus areas:

  • 文学
  • 创意写作
  • Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

Career Opportunities with a Master's in 英语

  • Community college instructor
  • 职业作家
  • 小说家
  • 编辑
  • 出版
  • Professional and technical writing
  • 业务

"The professors have just been very accessible, and at the same time definitely knowledgeable in their area. I've had just so much extra feedback in addition to the assignments, just all the extra tailored knowledge they have."



Benefits of a Master's Degree

A graduate degree helps you advance your career by qualifying for higher positions with additional leadership opportunities. The median salary for those with master’s degrees is 16% higher than for those with an undergraduate degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.