Please Note:

The Simmons English (MA)/Children's Literature (MA) program is not currently accepting applications for enrollment. Please contact Graduate Admission to discuss your program options.
Program Requirements

The dual degree in English and Children’s Literature is a 56 credit program consisting of 7 courses in Children’s Literature and 7 courses in English. 

The Children’s Literature component includes 5 core courses and 2 electives for a total of 28 credits.

Dual degree students are allowed a reduced course-load of 28 credits (instead of 32) for the English component of the dual degree. The 7 English courses include Contemporary Critical Theory (ENGL 405) and six English electives. 

Internships and Research
Our students take advantage of internships in Boston and beyond, building their skills and resumes and learning from mentors in their fields. Students have interned at publishing houses such as Delacorte, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Charlesbridge, Candlewick, Scholastic, Penguin, David Godine, and St. Martin's; at a variety of literary agenc​ies in Boston and New York; and at advocacy groups, such as Reach Out and Read and the Boston Book Festival. Some students also seek professional internships with local schools and libraries.
    Sheldon George
    • Sheldon George
    • Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in English
    • Phone: 617-521-2211
    • Office: C310N
    Cathryn Mercier
    • Cathryn Mercier
    • Professor, Director of the Children’s Literature Program, Director of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature
    • Phone: 617-521-2541
    • Office: C313
    Renee Bergland
    • Renee Bergland
    • Professor of English and Department Chair
    • Office: C310K
    Pamela Bromberg
    Kelly Hager
    • Kelly Hager
    • Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies | Chair of Women's & Gender StudiesEnglish and Women's & Gender Studies
    • Phone: 617-521-2173
    • Office: C310D
    Megan Lambert
    • Megan Lambert
    • Senior Lecturer
    • Phone: 617-521-2576
    • Office: C310E
    Suzanne Leonard
    • Suzanne Leonard
    • Associate Professor of English
    • Phone: 617-521-2544
    • Office: C310H
    Lowry Pei
    • Lowry Pei
    • Professor of English
    • Phone: 617-521-2216
    • Office: C310P
    Anna Staniszewski
    Richard Wollman