Degrees & Programs

M.A. in English

Anne Dewey, Ph.D. - Program Coordinator


The Madrid Campus of Saint Louis University offers a Master’s degree in English, providing a singular opportunity to those who would like to pursue an American graduate degree in Spain. The program is designed for holders of a B.A./Licenciatura in English or a related field, high school teachers, literary scholars and translators, and others who want to further literary studies in English.

Specialized seminars reflect faculty interests and areas of expertise, especially innovative approaches that emerge from studying English in a European context. The individualized course of study allows students to select ten graduate seminars from such areas as the traditional periods and genres of literature in English, literary theory, linguistics, the teaching of writing, and translation. Since enrollment is limited to twenty, students receive specialized attention in their study and research.

In addition to scholarly training and professional opportunities in research, students have ample opportunities to acquire training, experience, and mentoring in the teaching of writing in the multicultural classroom. They may elect to complete the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS), offered at the Madrid Campus through Saint Louis University’s Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence.

Students also participate in an international community of writers and scholars present on campus each year. Qualified students may enroll in the M.A. in Spanish program concurrently. To enhance their international experience, M.A. in English students are invited to attend foreign language classes free of charge.

The program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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