2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

English M.A.

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Master of Arts in English

(33 credits minimum)

Core Courses (15 credits):

Research and Theory:

Choose one of the following concentrations:

Concentration in Literature (18 credits):

Directed Electives (6-9 credits of electives in literature):

Additional Electives:

At least 6 credits of additional electives either in literature or outside the area of concentration, or a combination.  May be taken through other departments and programs when approved by the Director of Graduate Studies in English.

Culminating Experience:

Choose one of the following:

Concentration in Writing (18 credits):

Directed Electives:

12-15 credits of electives in composition/rhetoric, creative writing, or technical writing.  Students whose culminating experience is a work of creative writing must take a creative writing workshop in at least two of the following genres:  poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction.

Choose one of the following:

Other Requirements:

All graduate students in English must have reading knowledge of one classical or modern language approved by the Director of Graduate Studies in English.  This requirement may be met by completing at the undergraduate level at least 12 semester hours in the language, or by passing a foreign language proficiency examination.


No more than 6 hours of transfer credit will be accepted for this program.


Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

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