As a student in the Master of Arts program in English, you will develop critical, expository, and research skills, a critical and historical understanding of literature and language, and a knowledge of current theories of interpretation. You will find the program to be useful in your career as a teacher, editor, or other profession requiring verbal skills, critical thinking, or knowledge of literacy traditions. It will deeply enrich your intellect and imagination, regardless of your career or point in life.

The principal English faculty at Xavier consists of fourteen professors of various backgrounds and critical perspectives who are actively involved in research in fields ranging from medieval to contemporary literature and composition. Recent faculty publications include books and articles on Shakespeare, Robert Browning, Samuel Beckett, postmodern travel literature, and Jewish American poetry.

To contact the director of the M.A. in English, Dr. Tyrone Williams, call 513-745-2014 or 800-344-4698, or e-mail at

The M.A. in English graduate program has been eliminated. The program is no longer accepting applications. Students currently in the program have until the spring semester in 2019 to complete their degree. Questions about graduate admission can be directed to the Office of Graduate Admission at