Master of Arts in English, General English Emphasis

This emphasis allows you to shape a program to your own goals, whether you take classes in-person or online.

It offers a solid overview of advanced literary study as well as courses in rhetoric, linguistics, English education, second-language teaching, creative writing, and professional and technical writing.  Students in the program come to enhance their options in the job market, and they enjoy intellectual exchanges among peers.

Please see the academic catalog for the most recent information regarding courses and academic plans.

MA General English Program Information

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the catalog as the official, authoritative source. 

How to Apply


You can focus your elective coursework in a particular area in order to combine the master's degree with one of the English Department's certificate programs, such as the Professional Writing Certificate or the TESL Certificate.

Take this program online

The General English Studies emphasis is available as a distance learning degree via the web, as a statewide degree, and a Flagstaff campus degree.

Graduate assistantships

Learn more about the available graduate assistantships.