The Master of Arts degree in English provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of contemporary literary studies by training students in the advanced research methods used to analyze language and literature. The flexible degree program, which includes a fully online option, is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of degree candidates, as it serves students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. as well as returning teachers seeking professional certification and those interested in careers in publishing or related fields.
1. Satisfy general degree requirements.2. Maintain a 3.0 GPA in all English courses; a maximum of two C's will be accepted for credit toward the degree.3. Satisfactory performance on the M.A. in English examination. (No student may take the exam more than twice.)4. A minimum of 33 graduate hours, with at least 27 hours in English and no more than six hours in one other field. The 27 graduate hours in English are to include the following minimum requirements: three hours in major author coursework, three hours in writing, three hours in linguistics, and 12 hours in literature, with at least three hours in British and three hours in American literature. Only three hours of ENG 676 may count toward the completion of the M.A. program in English.5. Thesis option: in place of two elective graduate courses, students may complete a thesis (six hours) and an oral defense.
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