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