Category Archives: MA Requirements

M.A. Literature Coursework

Students working toward a M.A. in Literature must complete 36 credit hours of adviser-approved coursework: Literary Theory and Methods (3 hours). Appropriate courses include: ENGL 511 ENGL 517 ENGL 526 ENGL 583 ENGL 589 Other courses with strong emphasis on literary theory may be used with adviser’s consent. Literature Courses (18 hours).  British literature pre-1700…
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RPC Master’s Portfolio

The Master’s Portfolio is intended as a representation of the diverse work and capabilities students have developed during their graduate program. It must be crafted carefully to persuade the targeted audience, namely students’ committee members, of what students have learned during their time in the program — in particular that they are able to situate this work in their chosen area…
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Master’s Essay

The M.A. Master’s Essay requires revision of a scholarly essay of 25 to 30 pages, the approximate length of a journal article, and reformulation of this essay to the 7 to 8 pages appropriate for presentation at a conference, preferably a department colloquium. In both length and in level of scholarship, the long version of…
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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 the department…
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M.A. RPC 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…
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M.A. RPC Coursework

Students in the M.A. with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Professional Communication program will develop individualized plans of study in consultation with their adviser. Students will complete at least 36 hours of graduate coursework, including: 12 credit hours in core courses 12 credit hours in courses in an area of specialization 3 credit hours in a…
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