M.A. English & Humanities Program Overview

Marymount University’s master’s degree program in English & Humanities boasts a dynamic, interdisciplinary curriculum that enhances historical understanding, cultivates critical thinking, and sharpens writing and presentation skills essential to just about every career path available today.

  • Customize your curriculum

You can select from small seminar classes in Literature and Languages, History and Art History, Philosophy, and Theology & Religious Studies. Students explore a range of ideas through the study of texts, creative and professional writing, individual research, and classroom discussion.

  • Culture and study opportunities near D.C.

Graduate degree candidates in the English & Humanities program benefit from rich cultural and study opportunities in the Northern Virginia and metro D.C. areas. Students’ final thesis projects draw from teaching partnerships with Northern Virginia Community College and internships with media, theater and arts groups, and federal agencies.

  • Gateway to a bright future

Graduates of the English & Humanities master’s program enter into competitive doctoral programs, teaching positions in secondary and college-level education, and occupations in research, writing, editing, and the nonprofit sector.

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