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    Mississippi College
  Jul 01, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

English, M.A.

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The Master of Arts in English, through the cultivation of professional research and scholarship, prepares students to pursue advanced education in literary studies on the doctoral level; it also further equips educators on both the secondary and community college levels to be effective instructors of literature and language arts.

A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work, including 6 hours of thesis, is required.

1. Twelve semester hours of English graduate work to be composed of:

2. Twelve semester hours of graduate electives in English chosen in consultation with advisor.

(Graduate Teaching Assistants are required to take ENG 6580 - Composition Teaching Practicum .)

3. Six hours of Thesis credit, consisting of:

4. In their last semester of enrollment, candidates for the MA in English must take

Written and oral comprehensive examinations based upon both course work and a departmental reading list. The oral exam will also include a defense of the thesis. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the written and/or oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.

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