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English M.A.

Application Deadline for Fall 2015 for Prospective Graduate Assistants - February 15, 2015

For the most current information on the MA in English program, visit the Graduate Catalog for details.

Important Change in Graduate Requirements

The English Department has voted to change the Graduate Competency requirement by including two additional choices. 

Students may now choose which competency they wish to complete. This allows those students wishing to go on for a Ph.D. to complete the language competency and offers alternate choices to  those who want to teach at H.S. or Community College levels or work in other areas.  Please look at the descriptions below for complete information.

New Graduate Competency Requirements

Select One:

  1. Modern Language: A reading knowledge of French, German, Russian, or Spanish.  In specific cases other languages may be substituted with the consent of the Graduate Committee of the Department of English.  This requirement may be satisfied in either of two ways:  successful completion (with grade of “B” or better) of final second year course for one of the above languages; or passing a standardized reading test, second year level.   
  2. Statistics: Candidates may elect to complete the competency requirements by passing a college level course in the computer application of statistics with a grade of “B” or better, or by passing a proficiency examination.
  3. Teaching with Technology: Candidates may elect to complete the competency requirements by passing a college level course in the use of technology in teaching with a grade of “B” or better, or by passing a proficiency examination.