The Master's Degree in English

The English Department at California State University, East Bay offers a flexible Master's Degree program that enables students to focus on literary studies, creative writing, or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Our diverse faculty take pride in both their scholarly and creative work, and their teaching. Graduate classes are small, and instructors take the time to work individually with their students.

Students come into the English M.A. program with a variety of backgrounds and objectives, but they share a love of literature, language, and writing. They find here a community of teachers and scholars, as well as stimulating classes that prepare them for a wide variety of careers. In recent years our graduate students have presented papers at a variety of professional conferences. Many of our graduates have taken responsible positions in publishing, government, and business, while others have gone to further education in literature and language studies, law, and business.

Situated in a park-like setting overlooking San Francisco Bay, California State University, East Bay provides the facilities and activities of a mid-sized university, including a spacious library housing over 800,000 volumes. Our central location allows students and faculty to draw on the resources of the metropolitan Bay Area and to commute easily from San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose, and other cities of the East Bay and the Peninsula.