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  • Visiting Professor
Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

Non-Thesis Option

Students taking the non-thesis option for the Master of Arts in English will take 30 credit hours of coursework and a 90-minute oral examination to complete their degree.  Students on assistantship are advised to take nine credit hours each semester (fall and spring) during the first year and six credit hours each semester (fall and spring) during the second year.  The oral examination will take place toward the end of the spring semester of the second year. 

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for a detailed description of the degree requirements.

 

Thesis-Option

Students taking the thesis option for the Master of Arts in English will take 24 credit hours of coursework, write a Master’s thesis (normally not to exceed 60 pages), and defend the thesis in a 90-minute oral examination.  Students on assistantship are advised to take nine credit hours each semester (fall and spring) during the first year, six credit hours in the fall of the second year, and spend the spring semester of their second year writing their thesis and preparing for their oral examination.  The oral examination will take place toward the end of the spring semester of the second year. 

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for a detailed description of the degree requirements.

 

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