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As the Electronic Campus, Northwest offers ready access to computers and to the world of knowledge available through them. Among other advantages are the ease of editing and printing papers, an on-line library catalog, access to the World Wide Web, and E-Mail.

Northwest offers the M.A. and M.S.Ed. degrees in English, either of which can be taken with a speech emphasis. Also, for the student with a B.A. degree, one of our M.S.Ed. degrees is designed to expedite certification in secondary school English. All of our degrees contain a minimum of required courses, allowing instead choices within several of the following areas:

  • Linguistics
  • Medieval and Elizabethan Literature
  • Shakespeare and the 17th Century
  • 18th and 19th Century English Literature
  • American Literature to 1920
  • Modern Literature - Fiction
  • Modern Literature - Poetry and Drama

Graduate Assistantships

Each year the English Department awards five assistantships, providing a competitive stipend, with full tuition waiver. Applications should be made by March 1 for the next fall semester and will be accepted until all positions are filled.

For further information on graduate programs or assistantships, call or write:

Dr. Michael Hobbs
English Department
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Phone: 660.562.1285
E-mail: mhobbs@nwmissouri.edu

Graduate Faculty

Carrol L. Fry
Ph.D. University of Nebraska
18th-Century British Literature

Chanda D. Funston
Ph.D. University of New Mexico
English Romantic Poetry

Craig Goad
Ph.D. University of Missouri
Contemporary Poetry

Michael Hobbs
Ph.D. University of North Texas
Modern American Poetry

Barbara Stevens Heusel
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
20th Century British Literature

Bruce R.S. Litte
Ph.D. University of Kansas
Linguistics and Modern Literature

Jeff Loomis
Ph.D. University of North Carolina
20th Century Drama

Beth Richards
Ph.D. University of Nebraska
20th Century Women's Literature

Catie Rosemurgy
M.F.A., University of Alabama
Poetry and Fiction Writing

Steve Shively
Ph.D. University of Nebraska
English Education and 20th Century
American Literature

David Slater
Ph.D. University of New Mexico
Linguistics and Medieval Literature