Marianne Montgomery, Chair, 2201 Bate Building
Michelle F. Eble, Director of Graduate Studies, 2211 Bate Building
As a prerequisite to graduate study in a degree program, the Department of English requires that the applicant meet the admission requirements of the university and submit satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or, for the MA, the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Applicants to the MA program should have an undergraduate major, minor, or equivalent record of study in English, or for those applying for the technical/professional communication, rhetoric and composition, linguistics or TESOL concentrations, an appropriate undergraduate degree. Applicants to the PhD program should have an appropriate master’s degree. Each entering student is to consult with the director of graduate studies in English at the beginning of graduate studies. At the consultation, the director of graduate studies will review curriculum requirements and options, including concentrations in literature, technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, multicultural and transnational literatures, linguistics, TESOL, or English Studies, and will suggest appropriate courses. Students seeking a concentration in creative writing must submit a portfolio of poems, short stories, or essays to the creative writing faculty prior to admission to the concentration. Students seeking a concentration in English studies must submit a plan of study for approval by the Director of Graduate Studies.
MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction and MAT in English Education
Please refer to the College of Education , for the degree requirements for the master of arts in teaching and the master of arts in education, both of which lead to advanced certification.
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