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Graduate Catalog 2007-08 
Graduate Catalog 2007-08 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in English

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Jana Schulman,
Room 620, Sprau Tower

The Master of Arts in English provides advanced study of literature, literary history, literary theory, and other literary concerns. A student desiring to enter the program should present a thirty-hour undergraduate major with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 and a sample of critical writing about literature. Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination General Test and forward their scores to the Department of English. Applicants must fill out an application form at

For more detailed information and for an application form, write to the graduate director or see the department’s pages on the World Wide Web at the following URL:

Program Requirements

At least twenty hours of the undergraduate major must be in courses in literature; no more than fifteen of the thirty should be at the freshman-sophomore level. Applicants lacking an undergraduate major but who have at least 20 hours of work in English with a substantial number of courses in literature and who are otherwise judged eligible may be granted admission to the program on condition that they remedy perceived deficiencies in preparation by taking some undergraduate courses as prerequisites.

Required courses in the program are the following:

Additional Courses

The additional courses needed to complete a coherent thirty-three hour program are selected in consultation with the graduate director. On admission, students should consult with the advisor at the earliest opportunity concerning their program of study.

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