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Master of Arts in English

The English Department offers three innovative masters programs.

Welcome to the Master of Arts in English!

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M.A. in English, Literature

Fosters expertise in the analysis of Language through the study of texts from a variety of cultures and origins and in an array of traditional, digital, and other media.

M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition

Prepares graduates to be writing specialists who can work effectively in settings that demand a flexible writing ability, an understanding of rhetoric and genre, and experience with collaboration.

M.A. in Technical Communication

Assists students in developing advanced abilities in writing content for a target audience, delivering a clear, concise message, and using language to persuade, inform, and entertain. This program offers a practical and flexible curriculum for busy professionals.

Career Placement of Graduates

  • Non-profit organizations as grant writers and project managers
  • Editing, publishing, writing, marketing, and public relations
  • Ph.D. programs in Literature, Composition & Rhetoric, and English Education
  • Advanced professional degrees in Law, Business, Public Policy, and other fields
  • Public or private teaching in elementary, middle, secondary schools
  • Teaching positions at community colleges and universities

For additional information contact:
(208) 426-3426


Last year $30,000 in scholarships were given to English majors.

  • 12 different scholarships available only for English majors.
  • One application will enter you in all the scholarships you are eligible for.
  • You may be qualified for Boise State scholarships – even if you haven’t qualified before. Apply!
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