| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | Master of Arts in English
In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants to the Master of Arts in English must have either earned an undergraduate degree in English or completed at least 18 semester credit hours of English courses, not counting first-year English composition classes or English for English Language Learners, at an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants without undergraduate training in the English discipline are strongly advised to take survey courses in American and English literature and a course in undergraduate literary theory as part of the required 18 undergraduate credits.
The program has the following convenient features:
II. English Elective coursesStudents will select, with the approval of a graduate advisor, 21 credits from the graduate English courses listed in the catalog. III. Additional electivesStudents will select, with the approval of a graduate advisor, 6 graduate credits in English or another area. IV. Thesis/Exam OptionUpon completion of their course work, candidates must successfully fulfill a last requirement in the form of either two substantial area examinations or a thesis. While the general focus of the examinations and the thesis must deal with literature and/or rhetoric, the individual student and his or her advisor together will decide on the specific subject(s) to be explored.Thesis option EN 999 is a 3-credit option in place of an elective course.Total Credits: 33