Entrance Requirements

PROGRAMS: English Studies | Creative Writing | English ED

Coursework
All Master’s students are required to take the following courses.

English Studies
• Minimum Total Credit Hours: 32
• Minimum Credit Hours in English: 24
• English Requirement: ENGL 500
• Bridge Course Requirements: Two courses from 507, 517, 527, 537, 547, 557, 567
• Distribution Requirement I: Two courses in British and American Studies, Beginnings to 1914
• Distribution Requirement II: Two courses in British and American Studies, 1914 to present
• MA Project Research Requirement: ENGL 597
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Program for Writers (visit site)
• Minimum Total Credit Hours: 32
• Minimum Credit Hours in English: 24
• Credit Hours in Workshops: 12-16
• English Requirement: ENGL 500
• Bridge Course Requirements: Two courses from 507, 517, 527, 537, 547, 557, 567
• Distribution Requirement I: Two courses in British and American Studies, Beginnings to 1914
• Distribution Requirement II: Two courses in British and American Studies, 1914 to present
• Workshop Requirement: 12-16 credits; ENGL 570,571,572,573,574, 575,576
• MA Project Research Requirement: ENGL 597
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English Education
Without certification
• Minimum Total Credit Hours: 32
• Minimum Credit Hours in English: 24
• English Requirements: ENGL 500,557
• Methods Course Requirements: Two classes from ENGL 481, 482, 486, 489, 555
• Bridge Course Requirement: One course from ENGL 507, 517, 527, 537, 547, 557, 567
• Literature Requirement: One literature course
• Elective Requirements: At least two courses
• MA Project Research Requirement: ENGL 597
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English Education
With certification
• Minimum Total Credit Hours: 32
• Minimum Credit Hours in English: 24
• Minimum Credit Hours at 500 level: 12
• English Requirements: ENGL 500,557,486,489,481
• Bridge Course Requirement: One course from ENGL 507, 517, 527, 537, 547, 557, 567
• Literature Requirement: One literature course
• Elective Requirements: At least two courses
• Education Requirements: ED 402 or 403; ED 421 or 445; ED 432; SPED 410
• Student Teaching Requirement: ENGL 498,499
• MA Project Research Requirement: ENGL 597
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Note:
Distribution requirements can be fulfilled through Bridge Series work and 400-level offerings in the department. Advanced undergraduate courses with a grade of B or better may be counted toward these distribution requirements with the permission of the Director of Graduate Studies. No more than two undergraduate courses can be used to fulfill distribution requirements. Credit toward the MA is not given for any course in which the student receives a grade of less than B.

Classes are four (4) credits each (view COURSES by series list) unless otherwise noted.

Independent Study
Students may sign up to work independently with one of our faculty. No more than four hours of credit taken in ENGL 596 may be counted toward the degree.

MA Qualifying Paper
A Master's Project consisting of a qualifying paper is required for all English concentrations. No other options are available. All students -- regardless of concentration -- MUST register for ENGL 597 during the semester when working on project. No more than four hours may be counted toward degree.

The program code for MA students in the English Department is: 20FS0311MA.

Interdepartmental Concentrations
Please visit our Joint Concentrations page to find out more about joint concentrations in Gender and Women's Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Second Language Teaching.