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2014-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2014-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, M.A. (Fall 2014 - Summer 2015)


The requirements for a degree of Master of Arts with a major in the field of English are as follows:

General


(See General )

Program


Option 1: Thesis


30 semester hours of approved courses including ENGL 6983  and ENGL 6993 , or a minimum of 18 semester hours of approved courses including ENGL 6983  and ENGL 6993  in addition to a related minor. ENGL 5023  does not count toward the 30 hours of the degree.

Option 2: Non-Thesis


36 hours of approved courses, or 24 hours with an approved minor, and a substantial research paper meeting the guidelines established by the college and the Graduate Council. ENGL 5023  does not count toward the 36 hours of the degree.

Option 1 or 2 with Teaching Assistantship


A student pursuing either option 1 or 2 may apply for a Graduate Assistantship, which, if successfully completed, will lead to a Teaching Assistantship, generally in the student’s second year of graduate study. A student awarded a Graduate Assistantship must complete 3 semester hours of ENGL 5013  and 3 semester hours of ENGL 5023 . ENGL 5023  does not apply toward the degree hours noted above. In general, a student pursuing a Teaching Assistantship will not include a minor field in his or her master’s degree.

Note:


Under each of the options, no more than 12 semester hours of dual-listed or 4000-level classes will apply to the degree. Of the 12 hours, no more than 6 hours will be 4000-level.