Thirty-three (33) credits at the 500-level distributed as follows:
The remaining course requirements (6 credits) can be satisfied by completing one of the following two research options:
Students who choose this option will research and write a thesis, a work of independent scholarship, which demonstrates their ability to apply the knowledge and scholarly tools acquired during their degree work. Students who want to pursue doctoral work in English are strongly encouraged to choose the thesis option. Those who choose to write a thesis should consult the Graduate Coordinator and adviser to select a thesis director and committee, then write a thesis proposal, and register for EN 502 Research (6 credits).
The thesis must be fully accepted by the thesis director and thesis committee.
Students who choose not to write a thesis must complete the non-thesis option by fulfilling both of the following requirements:
Total Degree Credits: 33
An undergraduate major in English, with at least twenty-four credit hours in the discipline, is generally required for admission to this program. Students with deficient academic backgrounds are sometimes accepted into the program with the stipulation that these deficiencies be made up before work actually credited to the degree program begins. Applicants to the M.A. program are also required to take the GRE General Test. The GRE subject test is not required.
Last Modified: April 17, 2008