Printable Version in PDF Format (Get Adobe Acrobat)


  • Policy Number: SP.06.025
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Jacquelyn Kilpatrick, Renny Christopher, Brad Mayberry, Joan Peters Mary Adler, Julia Balén
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
  • Approval Date:
  • Effective Date:
  • Supercedes:


The Masters Degree in English at CSUCI is designed to provide the necessary background for students preparing to further their post-baccalaureate education, for students who plan to teach at community colleges, and/or for secondary school teachers who wish to enhance their teaching.  The proposed program will provide a core of knowledge plus specialized knowledge in Literature or in Composition and Rhetoric.


Graduates of CSUCI’s bachelor’s degree in English who wish to continue their educations currently travel to CSU Northridge or UC Santa Barbara, or they enroll in one of the private universities, California Lutheran University or Pepperdine. Many of our students are or will be secondary teachers who work in the Ventura County area and who would like to further their professional careers by obtaining a masters degree but would prefer to do so within their own extended communities. A masters degree program at CSUCI will open opportunities for continuing education in Ventura County that do not currently exist for those students, as well as for BA graduates who desire an MA degree to further their career opportunities in business, government and other endeavors. All graduate courses will be taught in the context of CSUCI’s mission emphasizing multicultural, interdisciplinary, international, and service learning perspectives.



English Program






Please see attached document.



Back to Top ↑