M.A./M.S. in English
Students seeking a Master's degree in English may choose either a thirty-semester-hour program that includes a thesis (English 518 counting for six hours) or a thirty-six-hour program that includes an independent research project (English 595 counting for three hours). Both programs of study lead to an M.A. degree for students who demonstrate foreign language proficiency or to an M.S. degree for students without foreign language.
All master's students should consult with the Director of English Graduate Studies about which program would be the most relevant to their future plans. Most of the coursework for both thirty and thirty-six hour programs is elective, but students will want to select courses that reflect their interests and future needs and that will prepare them to write a final project (English 595 paper or English 518 thesis). Final projects may be written on literature, composition, linguistics, children's literature, or some combination thereof. With agreement of the student's committee, the project may focus on Creative Writing by student.
|Masters in English Requirements:|
|Program||30 Hour Option||36 Hour Option|
18 hours in English
(Including Eng 599)
|24 hours in English|
|Minor:||12 of the 30 hours can be outside of English||12 of the 36 hours can be outside of English|
6 hours of 518 Thesis
(Included in total 30 hours)
|3 hours of 595 Paper
(Included in total 36 hours)
|Written and oral proposal of Thesis and Final Defense||Written and oral proposal of 595 paper|
Any ONE of the following:
- 2 years of the same language in college
*Students who do not satisfy the foreign language requirement will receive an Master of Science degree rather than an Master of Arts.