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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English and Linguistics - Graduate Degrees

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Greetings from the English & Linguistics Graduate Program at Purdue University Fort Wayne!

Within our department, we offer a Master of Arts degree with concentrations in Literature, in Writing Studies, or in Language and Linguistics. We also offer a Master of Arts for Teachers degree with a more general focus and more flexible course work. Students can take courses in British and American literature, folklore, film studies, creative writing, rhetoric, technical and business writing, digital media and communications, and linguistics. Our TENL program also offers a graduate certificate (as well as the undergraduate level) in Teaching English as a New Language. Almost all the courses taken for the TENL certificate (excluding the prerequisite) could count towards the MA/MAT requirements. For in-service teachers who are looking for recertification credits, all the courses in our TENL program can count towards that goal as well. Candidates completing the TENL certificate program successfully can also apply to the state DOE for the specialization in teaching English Learners licensure to be added to their teaching license. We currently (2017) offer a summer accelerated program (in addition to our fall offerings) with three of the six required courses available, each lasting two weeks. 

Our program is small enough to allow students to work closely with our faculty members on research projects and in the classroom, and our faculty provide a welcoming, supportive yet rigorous curriculum. Our faculty members are experienced and dedicated classroom instructors who also possess strong research and publication profiles, so we can offer our graduate students the mentorship of nationally respected scholars and writers.

For additional information, contact the department office at 260.481.6841, or drop by the Liberal Arts Building, room 145, during regular office hours.