Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Coursework, including at least one advanced-level (8000 to 9000-level) seminar27
ENG 9996Master's Essay3
Total Credit Hours30

Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of one foreign language. Additional information on fulfilling this requirement can be found in the Graduate English Office.

Culminating Events:
Qualifying Paper:
While enrolled in ENG 9996, students must write one qualifying paper that demonstrates the student's ability to write perceptively, lucidly, and at length (4,000-6,000 words) on a literary subject. Typically a substantial revision of a paper submitted for a previous course, the qualifying paper is to be submitted in the last term of coursework. A sponsor on the Graduate Faculty must approve it for submission to the Graduate Director. The paper must then be approved by the MA Qualifying Paper Committee, who may accept the essay or ask for revisions.