English (MA)

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Master of Arts

The Master of Arts Program in English is divided into three different emphases: Literature, Creative Writing, and English Studies. All three emphases require Introduction to Graduate Study, a core of graduate courses in literature (or, for English Studies, in any area of English or writing), and the comprehensive examination (written Major Texts exam and oral Specialty Field exam). The Literature and English Studies emphases culminate in either a research paper and portfolio or an extended thesis. The Creative Writing emphasis (which allows concentrations in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction) includes a minimum of four creative writing workshops in addition to graduate literature classes and requires a creative thesis.

Areas of Concentration Currently Available

  • Literature Emphasis
  • Creative Writing Emphasis
  • English Studies Emphasis

Admission Requirements

  • International Application for Admission
  • Official Transcripts sent directly from your current and/or all prior academic institutions that you have attended to the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  • Official report of TOEFL score (600/100) or IELTS (7.0)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Semester: October 1
  • Fall Semester: February 1

Graduate Assistantship Requirements

  • Completed graduate assistantship and/or tuition scholarship applications forms should be sent with all other application documents (www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships) by spring semester October 1 and February 1 for the fall semester.

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