Across the board, employers value communication skills, creative thinking, and adept writing. The M.A. in English develops each of these aptitudes, strengths that are highly sought after in virtually every career field.Students learn advanced skills in these areas in an M.A. in English program, enhancing their ability to think critically, write persuasively, and solve problems creatively. The curriculum covers major approaches to literature, including theoretical, historical, comparative, thematic, multicultural, and genre studies. The program provides students with the critical vocabulary, tools, and research ability to produce literary scholarship of professional quality and to participate in the ongoing scholarly discussions of issues in the field of literary study.