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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 12 Months
Credit Hours: 30
Cost Per Credit: $445

Master of Arts in English Overview

The Master of Arts in English degree from Campbellsville University Online prepares you to harness your creative abilities and enrich the lives of others through a variety of careers. Delivered through a curriculum rooted in Christian values, the program is designed to transform you into a skilled communicator with the expertise necessary for further academic study and leadership roles.

As an English major, you’ll build foundational skills through core courses and choose electives that focus on your interests and prepare for the career you want. Courses are taught by a faculty of expert educators with years of experience in their fields of study. Supported by their guidance, the degree explores literary criticism and analysis to prepare you for diverse professional opportunities in creative writing, digital copywriting and editing, along with in-demand teaching positions.

Campbellsville University’s online programs can be completed through an interactive classroom that offers flexible schedule options and the freedom to study on your time. As you learn online, you’ll have unlimited access to course materials, along with ample opportunities to discuss course content with your educators and classmates.


Course Map

Our online MA in English degree consists of 30 credit hours and can be completed in one year. The curriculum includes two core courses and a selection of elective courses that cover literature styles and literary works from diverse periods and cultures. Elective courses allow students to customize their education to focus their studies on their interests.


Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online master’s degree in english, students must complete or submit for review the following steps:

  • Online application
  • Official undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate transcripts
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0*
  • A critical, analytic, argumentative research essay of at least ten (10) pages, preferably on a literary topic
  • A statement of purpose regarding their enrollment in the online MA in English program
  • Three (3) professional letters of recommendation

*Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement must provide a recent GRE score.


Costs & Financial Aid

The online Master of Arts in English degree costs $445 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.


Careers for English Degree Graduates

As a graduate of the online MA in English degree program, you'll have the skills to pursue a variety of careers. Potential career outcomes include:

  • Digital copywriter
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Web content manager
  • Postsecondary teacher
  • High school teacher

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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