Program Overview

Degree offered: M.A.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in English delivers training in the theory, methods, and practice of literary studies in English. All M.A. students are required to complete three core courses - ENGL 501, 502, and 503 - addressing a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to English and the skills necessary to conduct textual research and other aspects of the profession. Additional training in the literature and culture of particular historical periods, genres, authors, and national and international literatures are available in any given year via unique graduate English courses (520-series) offered at the discretion of the English program.

Coursework Option

The coursework student completes 21 credits of coursework and an independent research paper of publishable quality (9 credits).

Thesis Option

While a thesis-based M.A. is available, completion within one calendar year will require a highly-motivated student. To apply for the thesis M.A., students must submit a 2,500-word proposal with complete bibliography by the first day of the fourth month of study (generally December 1 of the first term). Thesis students are required to take 18 credits of coursework and complete a master's thesis (12 credits).

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