Taught course


St John's University · St John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Entry requirements

The requirements for admission to the M.A. program in English at St. John’s are the following: 1.A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 24 credits completed in English. 2.An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and a 3.5 in English courses. 3.Acceptable GRE scores in the General Test. We do not require the English subject test. 4.Three letters of recommendation, two of which should be academic letters attesting to your work as a student.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Arts in English at St. John’s University offers students a broad and intensive engagement with literary, cultural, and writing studies. Distinguished faculty members teach courses in traditional and emerging fields of literature, cultural studies, critical theory, writing, and composition studies.

The 33-credit program features the option to write a three-credit master’s thesis in place of one course. In the final semester of course work, each student submits a master’s portfolio, including one extensively revised paper and a 10- page critical overview of his or her growth as a reader, scholar, and writer.

Qualification and course duration


full time
2 years months

Course contact details

Steve R. Mentz, Ph.D.