Our Graduate Programs

We offer both a master's degree program and on-line and on-site graduate certificate programs.  If you are interested in a Master of Arts degree in English, you can choose from three tracks of expertise: Literary & Cultural Studies, Writing or Teaching. If you are interested in a graduate certificate, you can choose from either the Certificate for Teachers of English or the TESOL certificates.  You also have the option of completing the certificate program completely online.  

Whether you are a full- or part-time student, our master's degree program is designed to prepare you for professional success. Many of our students go on to successfully complete a Ph.D., and others refine their skills for professional development and advancement.

You will take a balanced program of courses to thoroughly prepare you for the next stage in your career.

Recent graduates have continued on to Ph.D programs in Literature and Rhetoric and Composition at institutions including Ball State, Bowling Green, Florida State, Kent State, Illinois State, Indiana University-Pennsylvania, Marquette, New Mexico, Ohio University, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and the University of Kentucky.

Recent Creative Writing students have gone to complete the MFA at the University of Cincinnati and Bowling Green State University.

Since 2012, graduate students have presented over 30 conference papers at national, regional, and state conferences including CCCCs, RNF, Computer & Writing, The Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, and College English Association of Ohio, among many others.

Need more information about our graduate programs?

Please call 937-229-2813 or email at english@udayton.edu.

Tereza Szeghi
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Program in English

Tracy Babal
Administrative Support Staff

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Department of English

Humanities 200A 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1520