M.A. English

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/graduate/english.html

OVERVIEW

The Master of Arts in English at A&M-Central Texas is a flexible, 36-credit hour program designed to help students cultivate a unique professional identity. Through seminars boasting small class sizes and strong faculty mentorship, students can expect to develop expertise in English Studies both in and out of the classroom. Our faculty focuses on helping you contribute to ongoing scholarly conversations and working with you to find relevant conference and publishing opportunities.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize original contributions to the discipline by conducting research

    Demonstrate a scholarship-based understanding of texts (of all kinds) in their appropriate cultural, aesthetic, and historical contexts.

    Apply appropriate critical approaches in English studies.
  • Analyze texts using critical thinking skills

    Identify and explain what lenses are appropriate for analyzing texts.

    Perform analyses that add to scholarly understanding and provide challenging perspectives.

  • Apply clear and effective written and oral communication skills

    Produce written arguments and/or analyses that contribute to ongoing disciplinary scholarly conversations.

    Craft spoken arguments and/or analyses that contribute to ongoing disciplinary scholarly conversations.

Entry Requirements

 
Students will be admitted into the MA English major by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:
  • Successful admission to graduate school.

Master of Arts - English With Thesis Program Requirements

ENGL 5320Studies in English Language3
or ENGL 5330 Studies in Rhetoric
ENGL 5374Methods of Bib & Res Analysis3
ENGL 5380Studies in Teaching of Comp3
Approved graduate-level electives 121
ENGL 5398Thesis6
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Arts - English Without Thesis Program Requirements

ENGL 5320Studies in English Language3
or ENGL 5330 Studies in Rhetoric
ENGL 5374Methods of Bib & Res Analysis3
ENGL 5380Studies in Teaching of Comp3
Approved graduate-level electives 127
ENGL 5090English Comprehensive Exam0
Total Credit Hours36