May 28, 2018
In addition to the general requirements for admission to Graduate School, applicants for admission to the Master of Arts in English program must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum score of 1100 on the GRE formula (150 x undergraduate GPA + GRE [Verbal + Quantitative] score).
- An application packet (consisting of a letter of application and an academic writing sample) sent to the M.A. Advisor in the Department of English.
- Adequate preparation as determined by department head and major professor.
Total Hours: 30
- *Other courses in English - 18
- Thesis - 6
In lieu of a thesis, a candidate may elect to take 12 additional hours in English (for a total of 36 credit hours for the degree).
*Must include at least one course in each of the following areas:
I. Comparative/World Literature:
IV. Genre Studies:
- ENGL 502 - Special Topics in Literature (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 541 - Modern Poetry (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 542 - Modern Drama (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 543 - Modern Fiction (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 546 - Late Twentieth-Century Poetry
- ENGL 547 - Late Twentieth-Century Drama
- ENGL 548 - Late Twentieth-Century Fiction (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 549 - Graphic Novel (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 640 - Literary Genres Seminar (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 645 - Topics in 21st-Century Literature (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 673 - Form and Theory of Poetry I (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 674 - Form and Theory of Poetry II (Cr. 3)
- ENGL 675 - Form and Theory of Fiction I (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 676 - Form and Theory of Fiction II (Cr. 3)
- ENGL 680 - Directed Research in Literature (Cr. 3)
V. Elective in British and American Literature:
Choose course from Area II or Area III.
VI. General English Elective:
One-half of the total number of hours required for the degree, excluding credit for the thesis, shall be in 600 level courses.
Students who are considering pursuing a Ph.D. are strongly encouraged to complete the equivalent of 2 years course work in a foreign language. These students are encouraged to complete a thesis.
In order to complete the requirements for degree, students must pass comprehensive examinations, which include a comprehensive objective exam, a portfolio review, and a series of professor-directed individual exams.