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English, M.A.


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Program Options


A candidate for the M.A. in English has two program options: (1) course work only, or (2) course work and a thesis. Candidates choosing the first option will complete four full graduate courses or their equivalent, three courses in the fall and winter terms and one course in the summer term, with grades of at least B- in each. Candidates choosing the second option will take two full graduate courses or their equivalent over the fall and winter terms, with grades of at least B- in each, write a satisfactory thesis of 25,000 words (100 pages), and successfully defend the thesis in an oral examination, which will normally take place in August or early September.

Admission


The M.A. degree normally requires one full year to complete. The minimum admission requirement is a four-year undergraduate degree with a major concentration in English, Cultural Studies or a related discipline, and with an average of B+ in at least 6 full (or their equivalent courses beyond the introductory level in English), Cultural Studies or the related discipline. In recent years, successful candidates have typically had averages in the A range in their upper-year English courses.

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