Master of Arts in English:British and American Literature

Graduate Studies in British and American Literature


A focus on British and American literature involves intensive study of a wide range of texts, with many courses from which to choose. The program is designed for those who wish to focus on literature and literary criticism, and who want a traditional master's program.


Track I: at least 30 hours required and foreign language requirement

Track II: at least 36 hours required

Required Courses

All courses can be taken for three semester hours of credit unless otherwise indicated.

  • English 601   Bibliography and Methods of Research
  • Course work in literature, with consent of adviser (24 hrs., Track I; 27 hrs., Track II)
  • Course work in non-literature courses (3 hrs., Track I; 6 hrs., Track II)

For further information, contact:

Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
(815) 753-1608