New online master’s in English developed and taught by nationally recognized faculty

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The University of Missouri’s College of Arts and Science now offers an online master of arts in English — the only online MA in English from a Research I university in the Midwest, and one of five in the United States.

Career applicability

Mizzou’s 100% online master’s in English provides a broad perspective on literature and culture, while encouraging specialization and advanced research work. Building on a bachelor’s level knowledge of English, MA students will gain important skills that they can apply directly to their careers — such as analysis of written texts, oral and written communication, and research.

The online English MA benefits those seeking a career that calls for writing and analysis, and teachers seeking career advancement. Beyond career benefits, the study of literature also offers enrichment and self-improvement. 

Nationally recognized faculty

Mizzou’s English faculty design and teach all online courses in the online MA program. Distance students learn alongside on-campus students in virtual classrooms led by these expert scholars and writers.

Faculty include Sheri-Marie Harrison, awarded a 2021 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, and Frances Dickey, Director of Online Programs and a T.S. Eliot scholar.

Apply today

The online English MA program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2022 semester, with classes beginning in January. To learn more and apply, visit

The Department of English also offers an 18-credit-hour online graduate certificate, which can be taken as a gateway to the master’s program.

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