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Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, a diverse community with all of the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan setting, is located three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The graduate program of the Department of English was nationally ranked by Black Issues in Higher Education (July 14, 2005) as a top African-American and Minority MA degree producer.

MA Program:

The English MA program offers a rigorous training in literary studies under the guidance of a faculty of first-rate scholars. The degree provides the groundwork for teaching English at the high school or community college level, and is an excellent preparation for a doctoral program. Students in the MA elect one of the following areas of concentration: (1) British Literature; (2) American Literature; (3) Rhetoric & Composition; (4) Science Fiction & Fantasy; (5) Multicultural & World Literatures; and (6) Creative Writing. 

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Application Deadlines

Deadline for Fall Admission: January 15 (all application materials must be received in the English department by this date for full consideration with teaching assistantship)

Deadline for Spring Admission: November 1

Deadline for Summer Admission: January 15

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Teaching Assistantships:

Assistantships offer a stipend of $9,000 per year (beginning Fall 2006) for teaching two courses each term, with an 80% tuition waiver. A limited number of assistantships with a stipend of $12,000 per year and the tuition waiver, as well as the Lawrence Sanders Fellowship ($15,000 per year and the tuition waiver), are also available on a competitive basis. Assignments typically involve teaching first year writing courses, but might include tutorial work at the University Center for Excellence in Writing (UCEW) and working as research assistants to department faculty.

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Additional Information


Mark Scroggins, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English 

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