Program Overview

In our program, you will learn from faculty who have earned the highest degree in their fields, published important scholarship and creative work, and made valuable contributions to the creative life of the Michiana region.  We keep our seminars small, with no more than 15 students.  All student complete a thesis project where they work one-on-one with a faculty member of their choosing.

Design a curriculum to fit your schedule

Pursue your degree full or part time. Each course meets only one night per week, and summer courses are available. Full-time students can complete the degree in 1 ½ - 2 years.

Program Requirements

8 courses (32 hours): four required and four electives.  Review the English MA Study Plan here


Important Notes

  • Up to 8 hours of transfer credit allowed. This includes MLS courses, courses from other institutions, and non-degree credits.
  • Students must take at least one course in their area of specialty before they do their thesis projects.
  • ENG-L 695, ENG-W 609, and ENG-L 699 must be taken with an IUSB faculty member.
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above; students must attain at least a B- in each course counting toward the degree.