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Master's Degree Requirements

Program

Option 1: Scholarly Thesis Track

30 semester hours of approved courses including ENGL 6983  and ENGL 6993 , or a minimum of 18 semester hours of approved courses including ENGL 6983  and ENGL 6993  in addition to a related minor. ENGL 5023  does not count toward the 30 hours of the degree.

For additional information, click here Scholarly Thesis Track .

Option 2: Creative Thesis Track

30 semester hours of approved courses including ENGL 6983  and ENGL 6993 , or a minimum of 18 semester hours of approved courses including ENGL 6983  and ENGL 6993  in addition to a related minor. 

For additional information, click here Creative Thesis Track .

Option 3: Professional Development Track (Non-Thesis)

36 hours of approved courses, or 24 hours with an approved minor, including ENGL 6973. 

For additional information, click here Professional Development Track (Non-Thesis) .

Option 1, 2, or 3 with Graduate and Teaching Assistantships

A student pursuing either option 1, 2, or 3 may apply for a Graduate Assistantship, which, if successfully completed, can lead to a Teaching Assistantship, generally in the student's second year of graduate study. A student awarded a Graduate Assistantship must complete 3 semester hours of ENGL 5013  and 3 semester hours of ENGL 5023. In general, a student pursuing a Teaching Assistantship will not include a minor field in his or her master's degree.

For additional information, click here Option 1, 2, or 3 with Graduate and Teaching Assistantships .

Note:

Under each of the options, no more than 12 semester hours of dual-listed or 4000-level classes will apply to the degree. Of the 12 hours, no more than 6 hours will be 4000-level.