Master of Arts in English

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

30 or 36 semester credit hours beyond the baccalaureate depending on option selected.

Options

Thesis

30 semester credit hours, including 24 semester credit hours of course work, 6 semester credit hours for thesis, 2-hour oral exam.

Professional Paper

36 semester credit hours, including 33 semester credit hours of course work, 3 semester credit hours for professional paper, 3-hour written comprehensive examination.

Course work

36 semester credit hours of course work, 3-hour written comprehensive examination.

Major/Emphasis

18-36 semester credit hours.

Minor

6-9 semester credit hours, optional.

Core Course Requirement

ENG 5083, in all options

Special Requirement

For M.A. in English, competency in one research tool is required.  Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in all research tool courses.

Research Tools

Students select one of the following options:

  1. 12 semester credit hours in the same foreign language at the undergraduate level or 6 semester credit hours at the graduate level (or the equivalent on a proficiency examination)
  2. 6 semester credit hours of graduate-level American Sign Language
  3. 6 semester credit hours of graduate-level computer science
  4. 6 semester credit hours of graduate-level library science
  5. 6 semester credit hours of graduate-level English courses selected from this list: ENG 5713, ENG 5283, ENG 5343, ENG 5353, ENG 5373, ENG 6083, and ENG 6913.

Final Examination

For M.A. in English, a two-hour oral examination which covers course work and thesis (thesis option) or a three-hour written comprehensive examination (non-thesis options). The examinations will be taken during the last semester of coursework.

Master of Arts in English Program of Study (30 or 36 semester credit hours)

The MA in English at Texas Woman’s University is a flexible program with only one required core course.  All other courses should be chosen in consultation with the advisor to advance the student’s personal and professional goals.

Thesis option (30 semester credit hours of course work and thesis)

ENG 5083Bibliography and Research Methods3
Research Tool requirement
Electives21
ENG 5983Thesis3
ENG 5993Thesis3
Total Semester Credit Hours30


Professional Paper option (33 semester credit hours of course work and professional paper)

ENG 5083Bibliography and Research Methods3
Research Tool requirement
Electives30
ENG 5973Professional Paper3
Total Semester Credit Hours36


Course work option (36 semester credit hours of course work)

ENG 5083Bibliography and Research Methods3
Research Tool requirement
Electives33
Total Semester Credit Hours36