Considering a master's or doctorate in English?
Consider a new approach to acquiring a competitive edge before you enter today's demanding academic marketplace. Experience the advantages gained by small class sizes and individual professional and academic advisement.
In two years at SBU, you can get:
- a Master of Arts in English;
- college teaching experience;
- 50 percent or greater tuition scholarship;
- $3,500 or greater annual stipend.
As a first-year learning fellow, you'll
assist senior faculty with the teaching and grading demands of one of
several introductory courses. As a second-year teaching fellow, you
will go on to teach one or possibly two of those courses yourself under
the guidance of tenure-track faculty.
you will be assisted in turning these experiences into practical
classroom skills by the Fellows Advisors and will be mentored by those
faculty you are assisting.
Your own coursework will reflect a similar approach to individualized learning:
- class sizes of no greater than 15;
- extensive direct contact with senior faculty members;
- a personally-crafted thesis option that allows you to create papers for submission to conferences;
- comprehensive exams that are tailored to prepare you to excel on the English GRE exams.
Your two years as a learning/teaching
fellow at St. Bonaventure University are specifically designed to
optimize both your academic performance and pre-professional
preparation before you apply to the nation's top Ph.D. programs. It's
this simple: your success is our success, and we have crafted an M.A.
program that directly reflects that commitment.
Competition for these Fellowships is high, so early application is strongly recommended. Initial Fellowship decisions are made in early May.
Dr. Kaplan Harris, Director of the M.A. Graduate Program in English.