You can Receive Your BA and MA in English With Our Combined-Degree Program

The GW English Department is 
Accepting Applications for the 
An MA in English is a wonderful degree which affords graduates numerous opportunities. Our students have gone on to very promising careers in editing, law, marketing, and technology, just to name a few.

Students who wish to pursue their MA in English have an opportunity with this program to start fulfilling graduate level coursework during their senior year. Usually, students take one graduate class per semester during the final year of their BA, and in a fifth year, students take a total of 8 graduate classes. 

Upon completion, students graduate from GW with both their Bachelors and Masters degrees in English.  In addition, students participate in a portfolio review of selected graduate papers written during their career in the program.

Students interested in our combined-degree program can obtain an application from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Alcorn. Applications will then be evaluated by the graduate committee and Junior applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision by April 30th. 

“If there is a danger in books…the danger is generally that they will broaden our experience and blend us more deeply with our fellow humans” 
                   -Barbara Kingsolver, How Mr. Dewey Saved My Life
Students who are already apart of the Honors Program need not apply because they are already accepted into the BA/MA Program when they are accepted into the Honors Program.

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