Sep 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English (M.A.)

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Admissions Information  

Master of Arts, English Plan A (thesis): Total 30 credit hours

  • Required Core 18 credit hours
  • Thesis 6 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours

Master of Arts, English Plan B (non–thesis): Total 33-36 credit hours

  • Required Core 18 credit hours
  • Electives/Nondepartmental Requirements 15-18 credit hours

Required Core: Total 18 credit hours

  • Literature before the 20th Century (6 credit hours)
  • 20th and 21st Century British, American, and World Literature (6 credit hours)
  • Language, Writing, and Pedagogy (3 credit hours)
  • Literary Criticism (3 credit hours)

*At least three courses must be seminars at the 700 or 800 level
*At least one course must satisfy the Multicultural Literature, Women’s Studies, or Gender requirement.

Electives/Nondepartmental Requirements: Total 6-18 credit hours

Specialization: Literature (Plan A)

  • Electives 6 credit hours

Specialization: Creative Writing (Plan A)

  • Electives 6 credit hours

Specialization: Literature (Plan B)

  • ENGL/LING Electives 3 credit hours
  • Electives 12 credit hours

Accelerated Master’s Program: B.A. or B.S. with M.A. (Plan B only)

Up to 12 graduate credits applied toward the B.A. program may be used to satisfy graduate credit. The following restrictions apply:

  1. Dual-listed courses taken at the 500-level can be applied to both the B.A./B.S. and M.A. degrees. Dual-listed courses must be taken at the 500-level.
  2. The student must apply to, and be admitted to, the accelerated program prior to taking courses to be credited toward the accelerated program.
  3. No courses taken prior to admission to the accelerated program may be counted toward an accelerated graduate degree. No exceptions to this policy will be approved.
  4. Only courses taken at the student’s home institution are eligible for dual credit. No transferred courses from other institutions will be allowed to count toward the accelerated master’s degree.

Sample program (4+1 English MA degree with Literature Specialization):

Junior/Senior Year
4 courses at 500-level = 12 credits

Fifth Year
1 course at 500-level = 3 credits
6 courses at 700-level = 18 credits
Total = 33 credits

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