Jul 03, 2020  

English, General Emphasis MA

Master of Arts

The Department of English offers two programs for its Master of Arts. In addition to the General Education Requirements  for the MA degree, the required core courses are:

General Emphasis

This program provides a balanced array of courses in literature and literary theory, composition and rhetoric, and language. Additional required courses are:

MA Admission and Degree Requirements

  1. Applicants must meet the English Proficiency Requirements .
  2. Applicants must have earned a minimum of 20 semester hours (30 quarter credits) in English courses as prerequisites, including ENGL 460  (or its equivalent).
    • These prerequisites are in addition to the General Education composition requirement.
    • It is desirable to have completed an English undergraduate major of at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter credits).
    • Students taking the MA: English (TESOL) must have completed ENGL 300  (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite.
    • Applicants with fewer English prerequisite credits than the minimum number required must remove the deficiencies by taking additional English courses other than those required for the MA degree.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by having done one of the following:
    • Earned credit through the intermediate college level with a minimum average grade of C.
    • Passed an exam approved by the English Department.
    • Completed their education through secondary school in a first language other than English.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 33 English graduate credits.
  5. Candidates must pass written comprehensive examinations (ENGL 670 ).
  6. Candidates must complete one of the following options:
    1. Project paper (30-50+ pages)
    2. Two project papers (each a minimum of 20 pages)
    3. MA thesis (75-100+ pages)