Master of Arts

Degree Requirements


30-35 course credits and 5-10 credits for the Master's Essay. Up to 5 credits may be transferable from previous graduate degree work. 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.

Language requirement:

Continuation to the Ph.D. Program

Our M.A./Ph.D. program is fully integrated. Students wishing to continue to the Ph.D. can do so internally and non-competitively, given satisfactory academic progress and completion of the Master's Essay.

Additional Information

Staff in the English Graduate Office are available to answer questions concerning admission and program requirements.

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