About this course
The Master of Arts (MA) program in English equips graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary both to the outstanding teacher and to the well prepared candidate for further graduate study. The graduate committee of the department accordingly requires its master's candidates to follow a course of
advanced study that leads to a comprehensive knowledge of English and American literature.
Candidates are also given training in the principles of literary criticism and in the use of bibliographic tools so that they will have a general competence in criticism and research.
- Applicants must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School;
- have a 3.0 grade point average in their previous English courses;
- Submit a 500 word statement of purpose explaining their goals or reasons for pursuing an MA in English as well as their skills, accomplishments, or experiences that suggest they will be able to succeed in the program.
- Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must score at least 600 (paper based test), 100 (internet based test) on the TOEFL examination OR a minimum overall band score of 7.5 on the IELTS examination.