Truman’s 英语文学硕士 allows you to explore literature, 文学研究, 组合理论, 教育学, 创意写作, 和语言学. 与指导老师密切合作, you can personalize a course of study to suit your interests and professional goals and choose which culminating project best matches your aspirations:

  • a thesis that displays the close reading, analytical skills, and research tools you have acquired
  • a portfolio that showcases the breadth and variety of the creative and analytical work you have produced in the program
  • 创造性的计划(小说, 回忆录, 短篇小说集, 诗歌的循环, or other creative work) that has benefitted from the intensive feedback, 修订, 以及对艺术过程的反思


研究生s of our program often pursue careers in:

  • 编辑工作
  • 高等教育行政管理
  • 业务

They are also accepted into doctoral programs or go on to attain an additional professional degree in law, 美术, 或教育.

杜鲁门总统以他的 教育学硕士 节目,我们的英语M.A. students may apply to simultaneously earn a 教育学硕士.

添加M.A. 杜鲁门的学位.A.E. degree program is an especially attractive option because all the graduate English electives students take in fulfillment of the M.A.E. (at least 12 and usually 16 hours) count toward the M.A. 还有学位.

对加M感兴趣的同学.A. 在英语中他们的M.A.E. 我应该和M.A.E. 项目协调人.

学生s graduating with the combined degrees of 英语文学硕士 and 教育学硕士 with an English specialty are highly qualified for a variety of teaching positions:

  • 中学英语
  • 双重信用
  • 跳级
  • 社区学院

Those who have served as teaching assistants while completing their graduate work are especially well qualified and are sought-after candidates for those teaching positions.


The flexibility of our online synchronous and asynchronous courses allows you to pursue a 英语文学硕士 by taking classes that fit your schedule.


You’re busy with competing demands on your time, and we get that! You can apply for spring, summer, or fall admission. 在秋季和春季学期, we offer a mix of synchronous and asynchronous courses, 你可以从1-中选择, 2-, or 4-credit variations of most of those courses. Lower credit hour variations of the 4-credit course are clearly explained in registration materials. 在夏天, we typically offer at least one 创意写作 course and one or two literature courses with unique topics. And you can move back and forth between part-time and full-time enrollment depending on your needs.

* English MA degree program is delivered online with the following exceptions:

  • Anyone with a GTRA position will need to be 在校园 to attend teaching practicum courses and teach their in-person classes.
  • 还有谁完成了 美计划 will need to be 在校园 for those education classes, as the MAE is not an online program.
  • 500-level courses (which are sometimes offered along with a parallel undergraduate section and taught 在校园); and special topics courses taught in parallel with undergraduate sections offered 在校园.
    • Note: The English MA program does offer enough classes online that you can complete the program without taking any classes in-person.
    • Note: The English MA program does not offer enough in-person courses to be completed entirely in-person, 在校园. Many of your courses will be online, even if you are 在校园 (e.g. 由于GTRA的位置). 



Develop your skills and experience as a funded 研究生 Administrative Assistant (GAA) or 研究生 Teaching Assistant (GTRA). 学生s who apply for admission and for graduate assistantships by Feb. 15个将优先考虑.








Regrettably, we are unable to consider applications for fully-online programs by individuals who reside outside of the United States and its territories 此时此刻.


除了 网上申请($40) to apply for the 英语文学硕士 Program, you’ll need to submit the following:




*Total estimated tuition based on 2024-25 academic year. 学费或有变动.


Degree-seeking students taking at least six 学分 per semester are eligible for federal financial aid programs. 欲了解更多信息,请参阅我们的 研究生助学金资源 页或联系财政援助办公室在 (660) 785-4130 or


This advanced course in the writing of poetry and/or fiction and/or drama is for graduate students interested in creative theses.

探索 diverse authors, 地区, 主题, or movements in world literature.

Study representative works of a given genre from a variety of periods and national origins, with attention to the theoretical questions and critical practices raised by any system of literary classification.

Examine American Literature with a focus on diverse authors, 地区, 主题, or movements in American literature and explore American literature in an interdisciplinary way, focusing on how American thought manifests itself in literature, 艺术, 音乐, 哲学, 史学, 和文化.

关注作者, 地区, 主题, or movements in the literature of Britain or the (past or present) Commonwealth (ex. 英国浪漫主义). You may also explore English-speaking culture in a particular time, 的地方, class, 和心情或考察文学作品, 艺术, 音乐, 哲学, 宗教, 和历史.




Get an inside look at the online learning environment, 见见你的教授, and get all your questions answered during a virtual visit.