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What Can You Do With an English Degree?

Earning your M.A. in English will prepare you for careers in higher education, high school teaching, nonprofit organizations, technology companies, publishing and marketing firms, politics, linguistics, sales, research, advising, human resources, and other fields. It can also prepare you to advance to a Ph.D. program or law school.

Our graduates are employed as full-time instructors at colleges and universities, dual-credit and AP teachers in high schools, and in a wide variety of industries with roles that require advanced research, writing and critical-thinking skills.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The English faculty at ASU are both brilliant and down to earth. The graduate classes are rigorous, but the professors make the material engaging and accessible.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Lydia Nixon</strong>, Class of 2020, English M.A. Program</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I began my master’s degree at ASU, but the classes and the professors equipped me for even greater challenges.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Lydia Nixon</strong>, English M.A. Program</p> </blockquote>
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Why Earn My English Master’s Degree at Angelo State?

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Graduate and Teaching Assistantships

We offer multiple paid graduate assistantship positions each semester, which can significantly offset the cost of completing your degree. On-campus students can apply for paid graduate assistant (GA) or teaching assistant (TA) positions to work as tutors in our Writing Center or as instructors of first-year composition courses.

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Degree-Enhancing Opportunities

Work with faculty mentors on funded independent study projects in our close-knit and dynamic department community. We also offer several scholarships specifically for students in our department.

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  • Committed to Your Success

    Whether you’re pursuing a master’s degree, doctoral degree or certificate/certification, you have access to all the services in our College of Graduate Studies and Research. You’ll find information and resources for everything from registering for classes and writing a thesis – to available graduate/teaching assistantships and graduate research opportunities.