Forty credits of coursework and evidence of reading competency in a language other than modern or Middle English. Graduate students who intend to continue on to the fully-integrated Ph.D. program must complete a Master's Essay as part of coursework. The MA Essay often develops from a paper written for a course, follows the form of an article for a scholarly journal and demonstrates the candidate's competence in research and writing on an independently conceived topic of some scope. If the candidate does not wish to pursue the Ph.D., coursework may be substituted for the Master's Essay. The program may be completed within four full-time quarters.
Staff in the English Graduate Office are available to answer questions concerning admission and program requirements.