The graduate program in English is designed to be thorough, comprehensive, and culturally broad. Graduates go on to careers in a variety of existing and emerging fields including teaching and education, editing and publishing, advertising and marketing, technical writing, law and medicine, and communication careers in government and public service. This program provides students with different internship, practicum, and international experiences to help them hone their academic and professional communication and design skills. The skills, problem solving, and adaptability developed by English students are particularly adept at responding to a shifting 21st century career landscape.
Graduates of the English MA develop skills in:
- Qualitative analysis
- Critical thinking and creative problem-solving
- Project management
- Collaborative learning / training and instructional design
- Problem analysis and needs assessment with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- Communicating effectively with a range of audiences
- Recognizing ethical and professional responsibilities and make informed judgments
- Managing and functioning as a member of a team
Student organizations include:
- Sigma Tau Delta
Internship and research opportunities are available both for online and on-site students with:
- Center for Health & Medical Communication (CHMC)
- Louisiana Department of Health (LDH)
- General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
- Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)
- University of Strasbourg (France)
- Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway)
- University Frederico II (Italy)
Students who take five (5) or more Technical Writing courses for their MA can earn a graduate certificate (Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Communication). Completion of this certificate expands the potential career opportunities for graduates of the English MA. The graduate certificate may also be earned as an independent credential.
For more information about the program, please visit the links below.
School of Literature and Language
Cost and Aid
Just like on-campus students, Tech Online students may be eligible for admission, departmental, or private scholarships. Louisiana residents may also be eligible for the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarships awarded by the State of Louisiana. For more information about scholarships, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.
The Tech Online program is very unique in that there is flat fee per credit hour. There are no additional fees.
Graduate programs cost $475 per credit hour.
Graduates go on to careers in a variety of existing and emerging fields including:
- teaching and education
- editing and publishing
- advertising and marketing
- technical writing
- law and medicine
- communication careers in government and public service