M.A. in English with a Concentration in Writing Studies

The M.A. degree (writing studies concentration) requires 33 hours of course work.

All students working toward the Master of Arts with a concentration in writing studies must satisfy the following requirements:

ENGL 5090Current Writing Theory3
LING 5190Sociolinguistics3
ENGL 5210Issues in ESL Writing3
ENGL 6010Seminar In English Instruction: Composition3
ENGL 6180Methods In Composition Research, Course Design And Assessment3
ENGL 6890Certificate Capstone3
Students who have completed any of these course requirements or their equivalents at the graduate level before admission to the College of Graduate Studies may petition the director of graduate studies in English for substitutions.
Electives (18 hours).
Students will take fifteen credit hours in electives from Writing Studies, Linguistics, or Literature Courses, including special topics courses to be offered yearly.
Of these remaining 18 hours of course work for the degree, students may take a maximum of two courses from other departments in the humanities, fine arts or social sciences, as approved by the director of graduate studies. Students may count one independent study course toward the degree.
Total Hours18