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Master of Arts Degree

The Master of Arts degree in English provides opportunities for advanced study in literature, criticism, language, creative writing, and composition and rhetoric. The program is designed for students planning to teach in a community college or to enter a doctoral program; for students seeking to develop their skills as creative writers, to teach creative writing, or to pursue careers in the media or other areas where a combination of creative ability, communication skills, and critical faculties may be particularly valuable; or for students planning to teach writing at the school, community college, or university level, to work as professional writing consultants.

For the most current program information, please consult the University Catalog.

Recent Grads

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Melanie Masterton Sherazi '09

Melanie Masterton Sherazi received her M.A. in English from CSULA in 2009. She enrolled in the M.A. program while teaching high school English in LAUSD and found a rigorous intellectual community that was attentive to the needs of working students. She went on to doctoral work at the University of California, Riverside, where she completed a dissertation that theorizes the ethics, aesthetics, and temporalities of posthumously published post-1945 American literature. She is currently a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow in English at UCLA . . . read more

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