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Graduate Program

NOTE: This page contains information from the 2012-2013 Catalog. It remains available for archival purposes only. For the most current WC Catalog content, please visit and download this year’s edition.

The College offers part-time evening programs leading to the Master of Arts in English, History, and Psychology during the fall, spring, and summer sessions. Graduate courses in Reading, for certification only, may be arranged through the Education curriculum. The Master of Arts degree is awarded to students who complete a 30 semester-hour program (10 courses) as specified by the appropriate department. Courses listed below are typical of those offered. For a graduate catalog and further information, write: The Office of Graduate Admissions, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620.

Master of Arts in English

  • American Fiction Since 1945
  • American Literary Romanticism
  • American Poetry Since 1945
  • Chaucer
  • Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • Faulkner and Literary Romanticism in U.S.
  • James and Post-Romantic Literature in the U.S.
  • Medieval Literature
  • Modern Drama
  • Poe and Literature of British Colonies of N. American and Early U.S.
  • Poe and Post-Colonialism
  • Postcolonial English Literature
  • Romantic Poetry
  • Seventeenth-Century British Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Studies in Comic Drama
  • The Nineteenth-Century British Novel
  • Twentieth-Century British and American Poetry
  • Victorian Literature
  • Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett

Master of Arts in History

  • The African American Experience in America
  • American Colonies and the Revolution
  • Ancient Near East and Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Jefferson, Jackson, and the Coming of the Civil War
  • Latin America in the Twentieth Century
  • Medieval England
  • Medieval Europe
  • The New Deal and WWII
  • Progressivism and the Twenties
  • The Reconstruction Era and the Gilded Age
  • The Renaissance and the Reformation
  • The Soviet Union Since WWII
  • Topics in American Intellectual History
  • Twentieth-Century Europe
  • Twentieth-Century Germany
  • The U.S. Civil War
  • The U.S. Since WWII

Master of Arts in Psychology

  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Adolescence, Maturity, and Old Age
  • Advanced Counseling
  • Advanced Topics in Experimental Psychology
  • Behavior Modification
  • Biological Foundations of Human Behavior
  • Cognitive and Human Performance
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • The Dynamics of Group Interaction
  • The Exceptional Child
  • Infancy and Childhood
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Principles of Sensation and Perception
  • Psychological and Educational Testing
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Research Methods and Advanced Statistics
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics in Psychology and Education
  • Theories of Personality