Students are advised to consult the current University Graduate Catalog and the Program Coordinator to make sure they are fulfilling the appropriate requirements.
Three core courses (should be completed within the first two semesters):
1) ENG 801 Introduction to Graduate Study [typically offered fall semester]
(students for whom Degree Works indicates a requirement of ENG 809 or 812 should contact the Program Coordinator)
2) ENG 808 Modern Composition Theory [typically offered spring and summer semesters]
3) ENG 833 Modern Literary Criticism [typically offered spring and summer semesters]
One literature course (ENG 730, 750, 825, 830, 850, 853,854, 870,873, 876, 878, 880) [multiple courses in this category are offered each semester]
One language studies course (ENG 710, 715, 720, 807, 810, 825, EMS 775) [multiple courses in this category are offered each semester]
Students Have a Choice of the Thesis or Non-thesis Option:
For the non-thesis option, students must complete an additional 15 hours of electives in English to meet the requirement of 30 total hours for a Master of Arts in English; students also are required to write a mentored scholarly paper.
For the thesis option, students complete six hours of thesis credit, ENG 898: Thesis I and ENG 899: Thesis II, plus any necessary electives to meet the requirement of 30 total hours for a Master of Arts in English. Consult the Program Coordinator for information regarding registering for ENG 898/899. Thesis guidelines and requirements are available to currently enrolled students on the program Blackboard site.
All students are required to pass the Comprehensive Examination. Comprehensive exam information, including reading list guidelines, is available to currently enrolled students on the program Blackboard site.
Currently Enrolled Students
Currently enrolled students can find the most up-to-date information about course offerings, thesis requirements, the mentored scholarly paper option, the comprehensive exam, professional development opportunities, and more by logging in to the program Blackboard site. If you are unable to log in, please contact EKU Online Learning at (859) 622-3000.
For all other questions and general advising, contact the MA Program Coordinator, Dr. Susan Kroeg at email@example.com .