English: Literary Studies, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Program Code: M375 Q426

Required Courses

Reading proficiency in one foreign language as determined by the department is required.

Thesis Option Only

Core Courses 1
ENGL 5313Literary Criticism3
ENGL 5113Teaching College Composition3
Choose seven courses in the Literary Studies Concentration, as approved by the Graduate Liaison and the student's advisor 221
Required Courses
ENGL 5980Research for Master's Thesis3
Total Credit Hours30

Courses must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level.


Students must take most courses at the 5000- or 6000-level, but may take one graduate 4000-level class, and one course outside the department, and one Directed Readings (ENGL 5963), with permission from the student's chair and the departmental graduate committee.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.