Overview

Redesigned Master's Degree Programs staring in Fall 2019

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in English

Offering concentrations in Composition, Linguistics, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). 

In addition to our concentration specific requirements, all Master of Arts in English students must complete these core requirements:

  • ENG 702 - Introduction to Graduate Study of Composition, Linguistics, and TESOL (3 units)
  • ENG 707 - Topics in Language Analysis (3 units)
  • ENG 728 - Topics in Sociolinguistics (3 units)
  • ENG 733 - Seminar in Student Teaching (3 units)
  • Select one Culminating Experience Course:
    • ENG 895 - Field Study or Applied Research Project (3 units)
    • ENG 898 - Master's Thesis (3 units)

Concentration in Composition

Join a vibrant intellectual and scholarly community devoted to the study of written communication and the teaching of reading and writing across multiple contexts. Excellent preparation for teaching in the two-year colleges.

Concentration in Linguistics 

Study contemporary theory over a broad spectrum of the levels of linguistic structure: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.

Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Engage with theoretical foundations and contemporary research in linguistics, sociolinguistics, and second-language acquisition. Learn practical classroom teaching methodology suitable for adult second-language learners.

  • Visit TESOL for more specific information.

Master of Arts in English Literatures 

Delve into literary history with new work in such fields as postcolonial studies; food studies; digital literacies; environmental humanities; cultural studies; literature and psychology; narrative, lyric, and performance theories; and feminist studies.

  • Visit Literature for more specific information.

Master of Arts Degrees before Fall 2019

The English Department at SF State provides opportunities to earn a Master’s Degree in English in a number of different sub-fields (pre-Fall 2019 Master of Arts).

Composition

Join a vibrant intellectual and scholarly community devoted to the study of written communication and the teaching of reading and writing across multiple contexts. Excellent preparation for teaching in the two-year colleges.

Linguistics

Study contemporary theory over a broad spectrum of the levels of linguistic structure: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.

Literature

Delve into literary history with new work in such fields as postcolonial studies; food studies; digital literacies; environmental humanities; cultural studies; literature and psychology; narrative, lyric, and performance theories; and feminist studies.

TESOL

Engage with theoretical foundations and contemporary research in linguistics, sociolinguistics, and second-language acquisition. Learn practical classroom teaching methodology suitable for adult second-language learners.

  • Visit TESOL for more specific information.