MA Degree Plans

degree plansTo earn an MA in English, students complete thirty-six hours of course credit. They may pursue one of three plans: 

Under Plan 1 a student takes 30 hours of graduate English coursework and completes a six-hour MA thesis; the student working under Plan 1 may pursue a creative writing emphasis

Under Plan 2 a student takes 36 hours of graduate English coursework; the student working under Plan 2 may not write a thesis or pursue a creative writing emphasis. 

Under Plan 3, a student takes a 24-hour English major and a 12-hour minor in another graduate field; the graduate minor must come from a complementary discipline like History, Foreign Languages, Mass Communications, or Education. The student working under Plan 3 does not have the option of pursuing the creative writing track or writing a thesis. 

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