The English Department offers three options for the Master of Arts degree:
Our graduate students are strongly supported both in their academic studies and professional development, as evidenced by their conference presentations, grant awards, and publications (see Student News & Notes ). They also support each other academically and personally through workshops, poetry readings, and other social events sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA).
Our alumni teach in private and public secondary schools, colleges, universities, and English language institutes (in the U.S. and abroad), work in publishing, creative writing, the non-profit sector, and private industry. M.A. graduates have also been accepted to many outstanding Ph.D. and MFA programs, including Texas A & M, Florida State University, University of Houston, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern Illinois University, University of Rhode Island, Carnegie Mellon University, University of New Hampshire, University of Idaho, and Marquette University.
This collection features theses from Master of Arts students in the Department of English Graduate Programs at Central Washington University.
Theses from 2022
Breaking Free: Detectives Let the Guilty Walk, Cassandra Holcombe
Theses from 2021
Women and World War One: Perspectives on Women's Role in WWI Literature, Rachel Michelle Brown
Theses from 2017
Charles Dickens in Cinema and the Loss of His Message, Elliot Staatz
Theses from 2016
Theses from 2015
Dystopian Cinderellas: "I Follow Him into the Dark", Courtney Lear
Theses from 1971
Mark Twain's Study of the Effects of Slavery and its Relationship to Training, Sharon Faye Nielson
Theses from 1970
The Church in the Dramas of T. S. Eliot, Rebecca Ellen Dunn
Prolegomenon to a Neo-Kantian Student Heuristic, John W. Nageley III
Theses from 1969
Towards a Theory of Metaphor, Lee A. Farr
The Structure of Double Plots in Elizabethan Drama, Nettie J. Olson
Theses from 1968
E.M. Forster’s Short Stories, Joan Meredith Kerns