Master of Humanities - English

This online course of study allows Tiffin University students to explore both canonical and contemporary literature from around the world in courses such as The Culture and Literature of Modernity, Ethnic Voices, and Literary Theory. Our very popular creative writing courses in the short story, the novel, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and poetry help students develop unexplored creative potential, while courses such as Teaching College English support those who wish to teach at the community college level.

Tiffin University’s Master of Humanities English concentration offers the benefits of a comprehensive curriculum taught by professors who are highly qualified academically and professionally, in an online environment that provides students with the flexibility they need to balance life and learning.

This concentration offers an excellent balance of canonical literature and creative writing, which prepares students for a variety of teaching, scholarly, and creative endeavors.

Did you know?

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for Editors was $53,880 in May, 2012.
  • Employment of technical writers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by the continuing expansion of scientific and technical products and by growth in Web-based product support.

Potential Career Opportunities in English:

  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Education/Instructor
  • Technical Writer
  • Author
  • Corporate Blogger
  • Public Relations/Advertising

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All Tiffin University students in the Online Master of Humanities – English concentration program fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas.

Interdisciplinary Core (9 credit hours)

  • Aesthetics (3 credit hours)
  • Literary Theory (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Graduate Humanities (3 credit hours)

English Concentration Core (9 credit hours)

  • Survey of British Literature (3 credit hours)
  • Survey of American Literature (3 credit hours)
  • Survey of World Literature (3 credit hours)

English Electives (Choose 9 credit hours from the list below)

  • Teaching College English (3 credit hours)
  • The Culture and Literature of Modernity (3 credit hours)
  • Studies in Genre Fiction (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Writing: Short Story (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Writing: The Novel (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Writing: Poetry (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Writing: Genre Writing (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Writing: Performance Writing (3 credit hours)
  • Ethnic Voices: Poetry (3 credit hours)
  • Women in Literature (3 credit hours)
  • Poetics of Western Drama (3 credit hours)

Capstone or Exam Option (3 credit hours)

  • Capstone Project (3 credit hours) or
  • Comprehensive Exam (3 credit hours)

Total Semester Hours for the Degree (30 credit hours)

Meet the School of Arts and Sciences Faculty

Master of Humanities (MH) courses are offered in a 15-week format. Classes start every January, May, and August.

  • Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission