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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

English (Accelerated B.A. to M.A.)


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33 credit hours (27-30 hours for coursework + 3-6 thesis hours)


Additional requirements and guidelines:


  • Interested applicants must apply in the spring of the junior year of the English B.A. degree. Questions about the application process can be directed to the English department.
  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language; for information on how to meet the foreign language requirement, see the English Department Graduate Handbook at www.usm.edu/english.
  • At least 6 hours of coursework must be at the 700-level
  • Students must take ENG 690 - Practicum in the Theory and Teaching of Composition  if they hold an assistantship that includes teaching as one of their duties. ENG 690 hours count as part of the required hours for degree completion (one elective)
  • Students must pass the Master's Comprehensive Exam in August, after their first year in the M.A. degree plan. The exam may be retaken once.
  • Students must complete a Master's thesis. The Mater's thesis is an article-length essay that emerges from a paper produced during the first year of study and that will be revised and developed during the course of ENG 641 .

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