Bassard, Dr. Katherine C.
Director, Master of Arts in English Program
Admission requirements summary
English, Master of Arts (M.A.)
Literature or Writing and Rhetoric
The Department of English offers a program leading to a Master of Arts in English with courses in literature, and writing and rhetoric.
Students may pursue either of the following programs of study:
- M.A. in English with a research concentration – for students pursuing advanced English studies with an emphasis on research, criticism and methodology. Students may choose to focus their course work in either literature or writing and rhetoric. This program is suitable for students considering a Ph.D. and requires 30 credit hours; ENGL 501; either ENGL 605 or 606; and a directed study resulting in a major paper with presentation.
- M.A. in English – for students pursuing advanced English studies. Students may choose to focus their course work in either literature or writing and rhetoric. This program requires 30 credit hours; ENGL 501; either ENGL 605 or 606; and a directed study resulting in a major paper with presentation.
Student learning outcomes
- Develop advanced reading and writing skills
- Engage theoretical and/or textual/bibliographical scholarship
- Conduct original research and advance an original argument under faculty direction
- Explain and defend original research in a formal presentation or defense
- Survey the professional and academic work to which the degree leads