English majors can complete a Master of Arts (M.A.) in one year beyond their B.A. Students who qualify for admission to the dual degree program will take 12 credits of graduate-level English courses during their senior year. (English/Education majors should see the English Department chairperson or director of graduate studies about exceptions to this policy.) These will apply toward the 36 credits required for completion of the undergraduate major and toward the 30 credits required for the M.A. in English. Students can then complete the remaining 18 credits of graduate courses after earning a B.A.
English majors who have completed at least 21 credits in the major with a minimum GPA of 3.5 may apply at any time prior to their senior year. Accepted candidates will normally be expected to enroll in two approved graduate-level English courses each semester of their senior year of study for a total of 12 credits. During the fifth year of study, students will be expected to enroll in a total of three approved graduate-level courses each semester for a total of 18 credits. Applicants are not required to take the GRE, but they must complete the graduate application form, and their application must include a transcript, a writing sample and three letters of recommendation from their undergraduate professors, two of whom must be full-time faculty in the Department of English.
Director: Cara Blue Adams, M.F.A.
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Director: Arundhati Sanyal, Ph.D.
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