2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
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2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, MA

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Special Admission Requirements

  • Writing sample
  • Strong undergraduate major or minor in English or equivalent

Program Requirements

English Electives

A student may take a combination of up to six hours credit in either two non-English graduate courses or one non-English graduate course and one English course at the 40000 level. The student must take MA Comprehensive Exams or write a MA thesis (see below).

Exam and Thesis Options

Every MA student must either write a thesis or pass comprehensive exams.

  1. Comprehensive Exams - Exams are given to students in their final semester in the MA program based on their coursework. A plan of study must be submitted to the Graduate School Office one semester prior to writing MA exams.
  2. Thesis - The student should choose a professor to serve as thesis chair and two other professors to serve on the thesis committee, and complete ENGL 59000  (a directed study preparing a bibliography and prospectus) and ENGL 69800  (writing the thesis). These courses count as credits towards the degree. Please see the Department of English and Philosophy’s website for additional information about admission and remaining in good standing with the department.

Total 33 Credits Required

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