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

English, MA

Program Coordinator: Andrea Kitta (2211 Bate Building; 252-328-6660; kittaa@ecu.edu)

The master of arts in English offers both a thesis and nonthesis option. The degree requires a minimum of 33 s.h. as follows:

II. Areas of Concentration - 15 s.h.

(Select one of the following areas of concentration.)

A. English Studies

An approved, unified program of study, including courses from at least two concentrations or areas of study for a total of 15 s.h. of coursework chosen from ENGL courses.

B. Creative Writing

D. Literature

E. Multicultural and Transnational Literatures

III. ENGL Electives - 9 s.h.

Electives outside the department may be approved by the director of graduate studies.

IV. Options - 6 s.h.

(Select one of the following options.)

A. Thesis Option (6 s.h.)

The thesis demonstrates the student’s ability to gather, arrange, and interpret material which bears on a particular problem.

B. Nonthesis Option (6 s.h.)

The comprehensive assessment project (CAP) is designed in consultation with a faculty member and carries no course credit. This option requires students to complete an additional 6 s.h. of electives.

  • CAP Project (0 s.h.)
  • Electives (6 s.h.)


Successful defense of thesis or comprehensive project is required.