M.A. English

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Dr. Rebecca Jones

Director of Graduate Studies

The Department of English offers a Master of Arts degree with three concentrations: Literary StudyRhetoric and Writing, and Creative Writing.

An M.A. in English allows you to deepen your critical reading and writing skills, hone your creative skills, and allow you to read the world more deeply. To achieve this we offer a small, focused program that allows for personalized study and strong advisement. Our students have gone on to Ph.D. programs ranging from University of California Irvine to Syracuse University. Others have chosen to enter the workforce as instructors or advanced high school teachers. A growing number are opting for careers that recognize their critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills including corporate communications, publishing, editing, grant writing, and a range of work in the non-profit sector.

Leran more about the program in the Graduate Student Handbook.

 

graduate tracks

Degree Requirements:

Poetry Track - 33 Hours

  • ENGL 5510r - Fiction Writing (3 hours)

OR

  • ENGL 5950 - Workshop: Writing (3 hours)
  • ENGL 5520 - Poetry Workshop (9 hours)
  • Elective English Courses   (15 hours)                      
  • ENGL 5999r - Thesis (6 hours)

Prose Track -33 Hours

  • ENGL 5510r - Fiction Writing (9 hours)

OR

  • ENGL 5950 - Workshop: Writing (9 hours)
  • ENGL 5520 - Poetry Workshop (3 hours)
  • Elective English courses   (15 hours)
  • ENGL 5999r - Thesis (6 hours) 

Requirements for Degree

Literary Study (33 hours)

  • ENGL 5000 - Introduction to Graduate Studies in English: Methodology and Bibliography (3 hours)
  • ENGL 5050 - Theory and Criticism (3 hours)    
  • OR Literary Theory (3 hours)
  • Two literature courses before 1800 (6 hours)
  • Literature electives (9 hours)
  • Elective English courses/Thesis (12 hours)
  • Oral Comprehensive Exam

Degree Requirements:

  • ENGL 5000 - Introduction to Graduate Studies in English: Methodology and Bibliography (3 hours)
  • ENGL 5115 - History of Rhetorical Theory I: Ancient Greece to Renaissance (3 hours)
  • ENGL 5125 - History of Rhetorical Theory II: Early Modern to Contemporary (3 hours)
  • Other rhetoric and writing courses (12 hours)
  • Elective English courses/Thesis (12 hours)
  • Oral Comprehensive Exam