For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application as well as all supplemental documents.
Who Should Pursue This Program?
If you’ve already earned your bachelor’s degree and are a working professional, this program offers the flexibility you need. While many students are part-time, full-time students can complete the degree in less than two years. You can also earn credit for an independent study, research conducted with a faculty member, and independent research culminating in a master’s thesis.
Be well-prepared for careers in areas including teaching, business, human resources, writing/editing/publishing, web/social media content, public relations/marketing, librarianship, arts management, the nonprofits world, and government.
In addition to literary scholars and critics, our faculty include poets, novelists, biographers, linguists, and English education specialists. Recent honors range from multiple CASE New Jersey Professor of the Year awards, the Rona Jaffe Foundation award, and a Guggenheim award to fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.
The Department of English provides curriculum and requirements.
We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.