The M.A. with Specialization in Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI) at Maryland provides highly qualified students with Bachelor’s degrees who are considering proceeding to the Ph.D. with inter-disciplinary program options grounded in research, theory, and best practices available in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership and other departments in the College of Education.  

Relevant course work may be taken in American Studies, Anthropology, Classics, Communication, English, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Theater, Women’s Studies and other departments at Maryland.

  The M.A. in English Literacy Education in LLSI has three areas of emphasis:

a.) Adolescent, Post-Secondary, and Community Literacies;

b.) Language, Education, and Society; and

c.) Literature for Children and Young Adults.

For information on graduate admission please visit  

Applicants who wish to apply to the Master of Arts (MA) with specialization in English Literacy Education-Thesis option should select Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) as their “Intended Program of Study.” 

Please refer to the Guide to Applying  for instructions on how to apply for graduate admission. If you have questions or concerns, we ask you to first review our list of  Frequently Asked Questions.  International applicants should visit the International admissions webpage for additional information.

For questions about the application process, or to check on the completion of your application please contact the TLPL Coordinator of Graduate Studies at or (301) 405-3118.

For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the TLPL Coordinator of Graduate Studies at (301) 405-3118 or

For academic advising on the MA program in English Literacy Education please contact Dr. Wayne Slater at or call 301-405-3128. 

Financial assistance for graduate study is generally divided into two categories: 

  • Merit-Based Assistance Need-Based Assistance  
    • Fellowships and Scholarships Loans  
    • Graduate Assistantships 

For more details about the various types of financial assistance offered by the campus please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid 

There are also a number of fellowships and scholarships offered through the College of Education, the University, and through external sources which may provide tuition support and/or living allowance. Students must apply for these awards on their own, but the links that follow provide valuable information on searching for fellowships and scholarships. 

For more information concerning fellowships and scholarships, please visit: 

The College of Education Financial Aid & Scholarship webpage

The University's Scholarships webpage, and 

The Graduate School Student Fellowships & Awards webpage

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobson’s online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues.  

For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the TLPL Coordinator of Graduate Studies at (301) 405-3118 or

For Program-specific questions, prospective students may contact Dr. Wayne Slater at or (301) 405-3128.