The MA in English (Specialization in Literature) requires a total of 30 credits of coursework, which can be completed within two academic years of full-time study.
(Effective Fall 2023)
|Area of Coursework||Courses||Credits|
|Literature/Film ||Choose from the following courses:|
Engl 521, 522, 523, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 538, 539, 540, 543, 545, 546, 561, 562, 590A, and 595A
|AREA OF SPECIALIZATION ||9|
Three elective courses from English Department graduate offerings in any of the graduate majors (LIT, RPC, CWE, or AP). TAs may count 3 credits of Engl 500 or SpCm 513.
With prior approval as a POS waiver/substitution, 3 credits of appropriate graduate Education (EDUC) coursework may be used.
|Courses strongly recommended for students planning to teach include:|
ENGL 503: Composition Theory
ENGL521: Teaching of Literature and the Literature Curriculum
ENGL 547: The History of Rhetorical Theory
|INDEPENDENT RESEARCH||Engl 699: Thesis Research|
Engl 599: Creative Component
There is no language requirement for this program. However, students planning to pursue a PhD should be aware that most PhD programs require demonstrable skill in one or two foreign languages.