Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs and Certificates

English graduate programs reflect, and are inspired by, the rich culture of San Francisco. Scholarly excellence, social justice and love for language guide your studies.

Master of Arts in Composition

Our vibrant intellectual community studies written communication and the teaching of writing across multiple contexts.

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Master of Arts in Linguistics

Expose yourself to many of the windows through which language can be viewed.

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Master of Arts in Literature

This field of study at the graduate level is our opportunity for professionalization in English literature.

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MA TESOL

The program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, founded in 1964, has a long, distinguished history and faculty with an outstanding reputation for leadership, professional scholarship, and service in TESOL. The SFSU M.A. TESOL degree is widely recognized and respected around the world.

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Certificate in the Teaching of Composition

In this program, both experienced and aspirant teachers learn about composition and improve their classroom practice.

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Certificate in Teaching Post-Secondary Reading

Meet new statewide requirements for teachers in this program, focused on teaching basic literacy and reading instruction.

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Certificate in Immigrant Literacies

Integrate your professional expertise and cross-disciplinary thinking with meaningful civic action.

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Related Resources


Advising Resource Center

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.

Advising Resource Center

Graduate Advising

All incoming MA students are assigned an advisor by the graduate secretary. Students should check their admission letter for their advisor's name and contact information.