2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, Literature, MA (ENGL-ENLI)

Pre-Requisite Degree Requirements

This program requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Major Requirements

Total: 15 Credit Hours

American Literature

(select 2 courses from the following menu)*

Total: 6 Credit Hours

British Literature to 1789

(select 1 course from the following menu)*

Total: 3 Credit Hours

British Literature after 1789

(select 1 course from the following menu)*

Total: 3 Credit Hours


Select 9 hours of coursework comprising any combination of courses from the menus below, the literature menus above, a support field, or thesis. If not choosing a thesis, 3 of the 9 hours must include ENGL 600: Guided Study in Intensive Research.

Writing (0-6 hours)

General Literature (0-9 hours)

Support Field from another department/program (0-6 hours)

Research (0-3 hours)

  • ENGL 600 - Guided Study in Intensive Research Credit Hours: 3
Thesis (0-6 hours)

Total: 9 Credit Hours


ENGL 631 - Contexts: Studies in a Single Author  can fulfill a literature menu requirement when the author studied matches the category description (American, British before 1789, or British after 1789). If a student uses ENGL 631  to fulfill this requirement, an additional 3 hours of electives must be taken to complete the 36-hour degree requirement.

Total Required Major Hours: 36

Other Graduation Requirements

18 of the 36 required hours must be conducted at the 600-level.

Comprehensive Exams