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English, M.A. master

Required Credits: 30
Required GPA: 3.0

I. Required Core

Complete the following courses:

Select one course in American Literature:

Select one course in English Literature:

II. Required Electives in English

Select with consent of advisor sufficient courses to bring credit total, including thesis, to at least 30. Note that 50% of graduate programs must be 6000-level courses, excluding thesis and research paper credits.

Note: Graduate Assistants with teaching assignments are required to take ENGL 6328 Seminar in Composition Theory (3 credits) Composition Theory (3 credits) as one of their Required Electives in English.

III. Research Paper or Thesis

A. Research Paper or Thesis
An extensive and detailed analysis of an approved topic in the area of English literature, American literature, literary criticism, composition, rhetoric, or other appropriate subject presented in a form suitable for publication. The subject of the thesis must be approved by the thesis advisor and the English graduate committee before the student may begin research.

B. The thesis may be a creative project requiring the same approvals as a scholarly thesis, outlined above in A.

  • ENGL6990

Select one of the following: 1. Modern Language: A reading knowledge of French, German, Russian, or Spanish. In specific cases other languages such as Ojibwe or Mandarin may be substitued 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 requirment 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 requirement 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.

All major programs require satisfactory completion of a final written examination which needs to be successfully completed prior to scheduling the oral examination. Please consult with your academic advisor for requirements specific to your area of study.