Mar 03, 2021
Total Hours Required for Degree: 30 (Thesis Option) or 36 (Non-thesis Option)
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 287 on the GRE (Verbal + Quantitative).
- A GPA of 3.25 for all undergraduate ENGL courses.
- An application packet (consisting of a letter of application and an academic writing sample) sent to the Master of Arts advisor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages.
- Adequate preparation as determined by the department head and major professor.
- ENGL Elective (500/600 Level) - 3 hours
Choose one course from each of the following areas:
Area I. Comparative/World Literature:
Area II. British Studies:
Area III. American Studies:
Area IV. Genre Studies:
- 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 (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- ENGL 547 - Late Twentieth-Century Drama (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- 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 647 - 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)
Area V. Elective in British and American Literature:
- 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 coursework in a foreign language. These students are also encouraged to complete a thesis.
- In order to complete the requirements for the degree, students must pass comprehensive examinations, which include a comprehensive objective exam, a portfolio review, and a series of professor-directed individual exams.
- Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
- No grade below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
- Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.