Engage Literary Culture from a Christian Perspective with a Master’s in English

Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Arts in English provides professional preparation and personal enrichment to graduate students seeking advanced knowledge in the field of literary studies, encompassing literature, composition, cultural and film studies, and creative and professional writing. This MA in English degree program encourages an active conversation between Christianity and literature, preparing scholars, writers, and teachers for cultural engagement from a Christian perspective. Expert faculty guide students as they develop analytical and creative writing skills, enriched by a theologically informed approach to literary and cultural texts.

A Dynamic Master’s in English, Personalized to Your Interests

In the program, you will encounter diverse authors and thinkers as you select compelling course topics based on what interests you. Courses blend learning across genres, historical periods, and disciplines.

Read more about how MA in English students have customized their program experience.

The Master of Arts in English equips graduates for leadership in higher education, secondary school teaching, creative and professional writing, business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Students gain advanced experience in critical thinking, persuasive writing, and creative problem solving.

Program Highlights

  • Complete the 30-unit program at your own pace. Earn your MA in English degree in as little as 12 months, or attend part-time and graduate in 24 months.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive curriculum that delivers both depth and breadth, exploring everything from literature to composition studies to literary criticism to creative writing.
  • Enjoy a versatile graduate program, designed to enrich the lives of students, solidify their passions, and build their career opportunities. For some, the MA in English also represents a significant step toward further studies at the doctoral level.
  • For APU undergraduates, a fifth-year option allows students to complete the master’s degree in just one additional academic year.

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.