Department of Languages and Literatures

Completing the M.A. Program in English

(Please click here for information about the M.A. Program in Teaching English in Secondary Schools [TESS])

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree. No exceptions will be made.

Graduate students are required to meet with the English Graduate Coordinator each semester for planning and approval of the courses within one's program of study.

  • The department may require an applicant to complete course work in addition to the minimum hours specified for the selected option and emphasis. More information about this program approval process is available from the English Graduate Coordinator.
  • For more information on the M.A.-English programs of study, click here.

Successful completion of a final written and oral comprehensive examination is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options. Click here for information about the M.A.-English program's written and oral exam requirements.


Click here for information about the M.A.-English program's thesis and non-thesis options. For deep specifics about these options, see the English Graduate Coordinator.


Click here for information on assistantships within the Department of Languages & Literatures.

Click here for information and applications for graduate funding, both scholarships and stipends, via the Graduate College.

Questions regarding admission, funding, and program requirements may be directed to Dr. Karen Tracey, Graduate Coordinator, at

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