This concentration, which offers a comprehensive grounding in literary and cultural studies and critical theory, prepares students for careers in community college and four-year university teaching, public media, and a variety of jobs in the public sphere. It also prepares students for advanced literary and cultural studies at the Ph.D. level. For students in other programs this concentration offers as well a Certificate in Literature, which helps to qualify them for secondary school teaching.
The MA in Literature offers learning opportunities in education, environmental sustainability, indigenous studies, ethnic and gender diversity and other skills that will prepare students for a diverse range of employment and leadership positions.
Human Resources Specialists
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Ways to Save
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Students have the option of applying for a Graduate Assistantship offering a stipend against tuition while gaining experience in research, tutoring, or in the classroom.