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English, M.A.

The English Department offers the Master of Arts degree as well as courses for the Language-Arts concentration in the M.Ed. in Secondary Education. In reviewing applicants, the Department’s Graduate Committee seeks to identify students who will be fully engaged in the program and who will contribute actively to the scholarly and creative efforts of the Department and the discipline.

In addition to meeting the University’s minimum standards for enrollment in the graduate program, the top applicants will hold a B.A. in English (or equivalent credit hours) and will submit two satisfactory letters of reference from current or past professors (or others familiar with the applicant’s scholarly potential).

If the student has a degree in a field other than English, he or she will be asked to enroll in a three-course sequence (12 credit hours) of the departmental survey of Literature in English before continuing on to the 30 hours of coursework required by the program.