M.A., English

Complete the following admission requirements:

  1. Submit GRE scores.
  2. Submit academic writing sample.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Pass a written comprehensive examination based on a standardized reading list 1
Students may advance to candidacy when their advisory committee deems that they have made satisfactory progress toward completion of their degree.
Pass an oral defense of the thesis.
Program Requirements
ENGL F601Theory, Criticism and Methods 23
ENGL F685Teaching College Composition (or ENGL F600-level elective course) 33
Electives
Complete two from the following:6
Studies in British Literature: Old and Middle English
Studies in British Literature: Renaissance and 17th-Century
Studies in British Literature: Restoration and 18th Century
Studies in British Literature: 19th Century
Complete two from the following:6
Studies in American Literarture to 1865
Studies in American Literature from 1865-1918
Studies in American Literature after 1918
Images of the North
Complete one of the following:3
Studies in British Literature After 1900
Studies in Comparative Literature
Contemporary Literature
Additional approved elective3
Thesis
ENGL F699Thesis6

Note: Students may apply up to 3 credit hours of independent study toward the English M.A. degree requirements.