Master's Degree in English

The Master in English program is for those interested in teaching English at the college level, current secondary teachers pursuing credentials, or University students desiring to pursue a doctorate in English. The Master of English can propel the careers of hundreds of our alumni serving in multiple contexts and a wide range of industries around the country. Faith serves as the program’s primary foundation as philosophical and real-world issues are weighed by applying the standard of God’s Word. “In English courses, we don’t sidestep issues in whatever the focus of study is, whether in literature or writing–academic or creative,” says Professor Lewis.

“Our M.A. reinforces the English Department’s mission to qualify its majors to critically and thoughtfully engage contemporary culture with a sound apologetic sharpened by studies in literature and writing.” said Professor Diane Lewis, English Department Chair .



  • Conferral with a regionally or professionally accredited bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate grade point average
  • GRE scores for applicants to the Counseling and Psychology programs
  • Admissions process
  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Essay
  • References
  • Official transcripts from each college attended (sent directly from the college to SAGU)
  • Fact

    “Overall employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

    -Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Program & Learning Objectives

    • Gain practical knowledge and insight from courses in literature, creative and professional writing, or English pedagogy.
    • Personalize the degree to support research interests and future goals.
    • Customize 9 of the 30 required hours in other disciplines such as Education, Bible, History, and Business.

    Program Experiences

    • Experience an in-depth exploration of literature, composition, and creative writing.
    • Develop the skills to critically interpret literature consistent with a biblical worldview.
    • Sharpen communication skills and transition into leadership positions within the educational system.

    Full support

    Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

    Individual attention

    Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

    Affordability & value

    SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

    Sticker price vs. your cost

    When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

    Christian faith

    Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


    You can be confident that your degree at SAGU is recognized, as SAGU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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