Graduate Degrees

Graduate Majors

JSU English offers the Master of Arts in English, which builds on the foundation created by the undergraduate English major or minor and prepares the graduate student to do the following:

  • Teach college-level English courses at community colleges, junior colleges, or four-year universities anywhere in the country
  • Teach English courses abroad anywhere in the world
  • Work in the field of publishing
  • Become a technical writer for business and industry
  • Work for a non-profit organization
  • Become a corporate blogger and social media manager
  • Work as a grant or proposal writer
  • Become an editor
  • Work as a researcher/analyst

Master of Arts in English


JSU English offers teaching field courses for the Master of Science in Education with a major in Secondary Education: English Language Arts.  This degree, offered through the School of Education, prepares graduate students to teach English in the high school setting and leads to professional educator certification.

Please contact the Department of Secondary Education for information on this degree.

MSE in Secondary Education: English Language Arts


JSU English also offers teaching field courses for the Alternative Class A Master of Science in Education with a major in Secondary Education: English Language Arts.

The School of Education offers Alternative Class A Programs for students who completed a non-teaching degree or for students who want to change teaching fields. Completion of the Alternative Class A program leads to the Master’s degree and recommendation for Master’s-level Alabama Class A professional educator certification.

Please contact the Department of Secondary Education for information on this degree.

Alternative Class A MSE in Secondary Education: English Language Arts


JSU English offers courses that may be part of the Master of Arts in Integrated Studies. The Integrated Studies degree allows students to "build their own" degrees to prepare for the hybrid jobs of today.

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies