English & Humanities (M.A.)

Master of Arts in English and Humanities

If you’re looking for a Master’s degree in English, Marymount’s 33-credit program is a flexible, student-centered, interdisciplinary program of study, offered in a hybrid online format for flexibility. Our program immerses students in the unique cultural resources and opportunities of the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area. Graduate study in the humanities enhances historical consciousness, fosters clear and critical thinking, and hones writing and presentation skills. The program’s small seminar classes engage students with the world of ideas through close textual study, creative and professional writing, individual research, and classroom discussion.

The Master’s degree program in English and Humanities prepares students for an array of academic and professional futures. Attaining this degree prepares students for further advanced study and entry into competitive doctoral programs; for career development or advancement in secondary and community college teaching; or for master’s-level careers invested in research, writing, editing, and the nonprofit sector.

Program Completion

You can complete your program with a capstone experience through either a thesis or an internship practicum. Practicum opportunities include teaching partnerships with Northern Virginia Community College, and mentored experiences with local media organizations, theater and arts groups, and federal agencies.