• Program Overview

    The Graduate Program in English is designed for the professional student of letters seeking preparation for doctoral study in the discipline, for teachers of English who desire increased general competency, and for those in business and industry seeking professional growth or personal enrichment.  

    The program is intended to expand the student’s knowledge of linguistic and critical theory, composition and rhetoric, literary history, the development of literary genres, and major and minor writers of all periods. Additionally, the program is designed to refine students’ responses to literature and language in use, sharpen their critical judgment, and develop their extended knowledge and expanded abilities into more effective writing, speaking, and teaching.

    What Makes Us Different

    • With the only English Master’s program in the local area, Gannon provides evening classes that accommodate the schedules of working students.
    •  Gannon’s English department provides a broad background in the discipline with small classes, ideal for high school teachers and students seeking to discover their primary research interests.
    •  Students have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives through study with both American and international classmates.
    •  Our alumni work in a variety of roles in industry and in education. They are also enrolled in doctoral programs at Purdue University, Michigan State University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.