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Graduate Program

M.A. in English

The aim of the Master of Arts Degree in English is to have each graduate student become more deeply familiar with the great literary tradition in English and American Literature and to learn of new directions, critical perspectives, and approaches to traditional and non-traditional literary forms.


To this end, it is suggested, but not required, that candidates for the degree should take three classes in literature before 1800, four courses in literature from 1800 to the present, and three electives, including special topics courses. A student may take as many as two courses in a particular topic if, in the opinion of the Graduate Program chair, this would represent significant extension rather than repetition.

For information on the M.A. in English, please contact Dr. Richard De Prospo.