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An English degree is one of the most underrated degrees there is. Students of English are prepared not only for careers in the field, but for any of the many careers that emphasize elocution and communication – including publishing, advertising, public relations, program development, administration and technical writing. As a member of the graduate English programs at Mississippi College, Master’s degree students have the opportunity to study the best of English, American and world literature through these comprehensive English courses in Mississippi. Faculty seek to involve students actively in the learning process by encouraging them to discuss and write about the literature studied in their classes, and in composition classes students learn to write using personal computers with guided practice in the process of writing. An English major at Mississippi College will study under faculty who are experts in their fields and see their work from a Christian viewpoint.
Earning a Master of Arts in English is the first step on the path toward a Ph.D. If you earned your English degree in Mississippi with the hopes of becoming a college professor, this is the program for you. To be admitted to the program, the English department requires 18 undergraduate hours in English coursework; critical writing samples submission; minimum GRE scores of 146 verbal, 140 quantitative and 2.5 writing; and 12 credit hours or applicable fluency in one foreign language.
The Master of Education in English can be earned by completing 30 hours of graduate classes, no thesis required. Students who have already received their Class A secondary school teaching certificates are eligible to be accepted into the program and upgrade their certification to AA level. Through 24 hours of English classes and six hours of education courses, graduates will be prepared to lead classes of their own at all levels.
Mississippi College’s goal of advancing the genuine well-being of our community and promoting Christian values complements your goals of balancing responsibilities including children, school activities and even full-time careers. We want to make education easier and more accessible for you. That is why our graduate-level English courses are offered in the evenings.
If you are looking for colleges in Mississippi and are interested in taking your English education to the next level, contact Mississippi College today.
Mississippi College is your career partner in job exploration. Our comprehensive career services can help you identify and learn more about your many English degree career options.
A foundation in English can prepare you for a teaching path in this area, educating others on everything from grammar to literary analysis. You can also prepare to serve in roles in a wide range of other industries.
Those pursuing English degree careers have the opportunity to specialize in this field or to take on roles in a variety of other areas, including the following:
The current outlook for English degree jobs shows an average English degree salary of $60,160.
For more about English degree career information, visit our Career Services department.
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Mississippi College's physical address is 200 S. Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39056.