The M.A. in English is available on the thesis and non-thesis options, and degree applicants choose one of three emphases (see below), or the M.A. degree in TESS (Teaching English in Secondary Schools).
- Both the thesis and the non-thesis options require a minimum of 30 or 36 semester hours, depending on the emphasis chosen.
- A minimum of 15 hours of 6000-level course work is required for each option.
The three emphases are the following:
1. Literature Emphasis, minimum 30 semester hours - available on both thesis and non-thesis options
2. English Studies Emphasis, minimum 30 semester hours - available on both thesis and non-thesis options
3. Creative Writing Emphasis, minimum 36 semester hours - available on thesis option only
Click here for the program of study for the M.A. in English with a Literature Emphasis (Word document; last updated Spring 2018).
Click here for the program of study for the M.A. in English with an English Studies Emphasis (Word document; last updated Spring 2018).
Click here for the program of study for the M.A. in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis (Word document; last updated Spring 2018).
Also available is the M.A. in Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS)-Middle/Junior High and Senior High—minimum 33 semester hours, and available on a non-thesis option only. Note (last updated Spring 2018):
- The M.A.-TESS is offered primarily as an outreach or distance education program to cohort groups of practicing teachers; students in each group proceed through the program together over a period of about three years.
- Teacher licensure is a prerequisite (and a secondary English/Language Arts endorsement is a prerequisite or corequisite) for completing the program approval process for this emphasis. A licensed teacher who lacks a secondary English/Language Arts endorsement should consult at once with the English Graduate Coordinator in order to plan appropriate coursework, which may include one or more courses in addition to the minimum requirements for the emphasis. Each student's program of study for this emphasis requires the approval of the English Graduate Coordinator.
Click here for more information about the M.A.-TESS.
Questions regarding admission, funding, and program requirements may be directed to Dr. Karen Tracey, Graduate Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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