College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > English > Graduate Programs > English (MA) > Degree Requirements
48 hours of graduate credit in English
One each from these periods:
Students may choose from
In the final quarter of coursework, or soon after completion of all other degree requirements, a student will turn in a Capstone Portfolio to be evaluated by a faculty committee. A Portfolio that does not initially earn a score of "pass" must be revised until it does so.
Instead of submitting a Capstone Portfolio, students may choose the Thesis Option (see below) as a Final Requirement for the MA in English.
To achieve good standing in the program, students must:
A thesis option is available to students who have a promising idea for a scholarly or creative project. Proposals must earn the approval of an English Department graduate faculty member, who will serve as project director, and of the Program Director. Credit is earned through ENG 501. Students who choose to write a thesis need not submit a Capstone Portfolio, but can if they want. Please see the Program Director for more information on this option.
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