The Department of English offers a 30 hour program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in English. The Department of English also offers a 48-hour program of study leading to the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA-CW) degree.

Graduate students in English may: prepare for careers of teaching on the college and pre-college levels; engage in literary research and composition on advanced levels; prepare for further advanced study and degrees; or pursue other pre-professional goals.


Theses/Dissertations from 2017

The Art of Sungazing, Jane Ann Mortkowitz

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

Going Home, Clinton Blake


Come, Set a Spell: A Novel in Stories, Ansley M. Bredar

Sorry Horses, Douglas Forrest Brewer

Grave Desires, Lisa Ann Chapman

Rail and Tie, Rebecca Daff

Collected Snow Globes, Bernard Fredrick Deville

Saw Briers, Cecile Gale Dixon

Barefoot and Bindi-ed, Kristian Goli

Panspermia, Lance Hood


Female Agency in Religious Disassembly of Culture: Where Do Women Fit In?, Megan Elizabeth Kirby

Butterflies Thrive On Octane, Phillip Wenturine

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

Esoterika, Michael Jernigan

a people blessed, a land teeming, Jay McCoy

Crafting Dreams of Lucid Shape, Joseph Allen Nichols

Bitter Relish, Heather Noland

Sarah Across America, Christopher Rowe

Saudade, Whitnee Elaine Thorp

Theses/Dissertations from 2014


The Consort, Cynthia Ann Behunin

An Envoy, Courtney Anne Combs

Animal People, Mary Rachael Hamm

This Is How You Live, James Andrew Hartman

Sleeper Cell, Jennifer Jordan Hartman


Ellipses of Gravel, Brandyn Christian Johnson


Fragments of Joshua, Bruce Chandler Lewis

Judgment, Joseph M. Mau

We Bare All, Wesley Shane Parsons

Rhaptein/Aidein, Kristen Roach Thompson

Saul Cyriaque & the Siren of Jean Lafitte, Laura E. Wooffitt

Theses/Dissertations from 2013


"It's Like We Were Being Watched ... Like There Were Only 3 Walls, And Not a Fourth Wall": Manifestations of Metafiction in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Caleb Randall Dempsey-Richardson

Confessions of a Scaredy Cat, Todd King

Like So Many Purple Boughs, Lisa M. Schmidley

Theses/Dissertations from 2012


Subversive Liminality and Ideological Warfare: The Zombie Mash-Up as Resistance to Hypermasculine Revenge Narratives Post-9/11, Veronica L. Cooper

The Painted Box, Veronica Louise Harryman


The Black Gum Well, Carolyn Ruth Pennington


The Rhetorical Criteria of Kennedy's Camelot, Stacy Fawn Wilder

Theses/Dissertations from 2011


Postwar Media Manifestations and Don DeLillo, Joshua Adam Boldt


Identity, Reality, and Truth in Memoirs from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Travis L. Martin


We May or May Not Rock You, Ryan Matthew Rodgers