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M. A. Creative Writing Advising

The Role of the Graduate Adviser As soon as a prospective graduate student is accepted into a M.A. program of study, the Director of Graduate Studies assigns that student an adviser based on the student’s intended area of interest and the availability of faculty. Students are asked to contact their adviser when they are admitted….
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M.A. in Literature Student Projects

Master’s in Literature Students, Year Graduated, Project Titles  Updated: October 8, 2014 Hayley Cotter, 2014 MA Master Essay: “’Behind Her Farre Away’: Dwarfs as Doubles in Spenser’s The Faerie Queene” Jennifer Nix, 2014 MA Master Essay: “The Evolution of the Child Vampire in Literature: From the Victorian to the Millennium Monster” Cyndi Sabo, 2012 MA Master Essay: “Gender…
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M.A. Creative Writing Coursework

Students studying toward a M.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing must complete 36 credit hours of coursework, including the following: 12 credit hours of ENGL 513, 514, 515, and 546 in at least two genres 6 credit hours of graduate form and technique courses in any genre (additional credits in form and technique may…
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M.A. Creative Writing Portfolio

The Master’s in Creative Writing Portfolio is a collection of students’ essays, stories, poetry, and other projects from their work in the program. Together with the oral exam, the portfolio is meant to demonstrate that students have strong writing skills. A portfolio also provides writing samples for use in applying for jobs or for M.F.A. or Ph.D. programs….
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M.A. English Studies for Teachers Portfolio

As part of their degree program, students develop a Master’s portfolio, which should include representative documents to illustrate research in the four areas of the core coursework, teaching expertise, and an introductory essay. and defend that portfolio in an oral exam. This portfolio may provide material for public schools’ Professional Development Dossier. The Master’s Portfolio is intended…
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M.A. English Studies for Teachers Coursework

Students studying the English Studies for Teachers emphasis will develop individualized plans of study in consultation with their adviser. Students will complete at least 36 hours of graduate course work including: 12 credit hours in core courses 18 to 21 credit hours in courses in an area of specialization 3 to 6 credit hours of a capstone requirement…
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M.A. Exam

All students take a two-hour oral examination. In that exam, students are expected both to defend their Master’s Thesis, Master’s Essay, or Master’s Portfolio and to answer questions regarding their course work. Students should form their examining committee by the end of their third semester of course work. The committee consists of at least two…
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M.A. Literature Thesis & Non-Thesis Options

Master’s Thesis  Students electing the thesis option complete a master’s thesis on an appropriate topic, chosen in consultation with a thesis director and approved by the thesis committee, which also conducts the oral examination. The committee consists of the director, one other member of the graduate English faculty, and one member of the graduate faculty from outside…
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M.A. Advising

The Role of the Graduate Adviser As soon as a prospective graduate student is accepted into a M.A. program of study, the Director of Graduate Studies assigns that student an adviser based on the student’s intended area of interest and the availability of faculty. Students are asked to contact their adviser when they are admitted….
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M.A. Literature Second Language Requirement

Second language proficiency must be demonstrated by one of the following: Completing two years of high school foreign language study Achieving a minimum score of 62 for French, 63 for German, or 66 for Spanish on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) foreign language exam Completing two semesters of a foreign language at the undergraduate…
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