The M.A. in English, Composition, Language and Rhetoric Option, requires that the graduate student complete a minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours (eleven graduate courses).
Required courses for the Composition, Language and Rhetoric Option include:
A. Four Composition and Language courses:
B. Two of these three Rhetoric and Writing courses:
C. Five additional collateral courses and electives:
All courses included in the program must be completed with grades of C or better, and students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Students pursuing the M.A. in English–Composition, Language and Rhetoric who have taken any required courses, such as ENGL 431 Survey of Modern English Grammar, ENGL 465 Research in Composition, or ENGL 466 Current Problems in Composition as undergraduates will, in consultation with the Graduate Program Director, select alternative courses to meet the thirty-three (33) hour requirement.
Capstone Project or Comprehensive Examination:
Students in the Composition, Language and Rhetoric Option are required to either take a Comprehensive Examination or complete a Capstone Research Project before receiving their M.A. in English. Prior to registering for ENGL 530 Directed Research--the Capstone course--students need to complete a form which should remain on file in the Department.