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English Studies

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Program Title

English Studies

Degree Designation

MA

Award Type

Masters

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The Master of Arts degree in English Studies is appropriate for a program leading to the Ph.D., for community or technical college teaching, and for general cultural enrichment.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Status

Active

Admission Requirements

What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?

Bachelors Degree

Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission

2.75

Admissions process.

Writing sample required

Requirements

Free Form Requisites

Admissions Requirements

  • Meet the GPA admission standard of 2.75 as required by the School of Graduate Studies

  • Submission of a 5-10 page sample of academic writing to Director of English Graduate Studies

  • All other application materials are submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Plan: Thesis

Credits: 36

Core: 12 credits: ENGL 606; choose one course from ENGL 502, ENGL 505, ENGL 536, ENGL 602, ENGL 605, ENGL 633; one 600-level course in British literature; one 600-level course in American literature.

Electives: Choose 18 credits as needed from English courses to complete the 36 credit degree requirement. Only three credits in any combination from ENGL 653, ENGL 655, ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.

Research: 6 credits: ENGL 699. Must pass a final oral examination on the thesis submitted to the student's
final evaluation committee.

Graduate Plan: Starred Paper(s)

Credits: 36

Core: 12 credits: ENGL 606; choose one course from ENGL 502, ENGL 505, ENGL 536, ENGL 602, ENGL 605, ENGL 633; one 600-level course in British literature; one 600-level course in American literature.

Electives: Choose 21 credits as needed from English courses to complete the 36 credit degree requirement. Only three credits in any combination from ENGL 653, ENGL 655, ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.

Research: 3 credits: ENGL 699. Must pass a final oral examination on the starred papers submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.

Notes

See program website for additional information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Creatively and critically analyze discourse from a variety of theoretical perspectives pertaining to the fields of rhetoric/composition, linguistics, literary study, and/or creative writing.

Outcome

Demonstrate understanding of professional ethics, and practice civic responsibility, through research/teaching/tutoring/peer engagement/service learning.

Outcome

Analyze and evaluate both historical and contemporary research as it pertains to a particular discipline.

Outcome

Develop an awareness of available professional options and types of preparation necessary for career success.

Outcome

Integrate critical and theoretical knowledge as well as reflective practice in a variety of forms and in a variety of contexts.

Outcome

Design and conduct a culminating scholarly or creative project, and report the results for an academic audience in a way that shows awareness of contribution to the field.

Outcome

Articulate connections between theories and practices while grounding work in evidence.

Outcome

Develop an understanding of rhetorical situations including the ability to respond to those situations through writing.

Outcome

Integrate existing and evolving technologies in academic and professional performance.

Outcome

Develop intercultural communicative competency through course content, peer engagement, and professional development opportunities.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8205

Program Code

348062015