Master's Program


We offer two tracks leading to the M.A. degree, depending on your academic and professional goals. 

Track I requires a minimum of 30 semester hours plus a foreign language requirement, and track II requires 36 semester hours .

All students pursuing the M.A. in English are required to take a final comprehensive examination or complete an M.A. thesis after completing a minimum of 24 semester hours in the Department of English.

Students pursuing the M.A. in English may choose one of seven areas of study:

Substitutions within each area of study may be made at the discretion of the department's director of graduate studies.

Contact us

Northern Illinois University
Department of English
Reavis Hall, Room 215
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-0606 (Fax)