Master of Arts in English
Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition
Graduate Minor in English
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
Carl Eby, Chair and Professor
Susan Staub, Graduate Program Director and Professor
Elizabeth Carroll, Director of Graduate Certificate and Associate Professor
Jessie Blackburn, Advisor of Graduate Certificate and Associate Professor
The Department of English offers the following graduate programs:
- Master of Arts in English (Major Code: 232*/23.0101) with concentrations in
- College Teaching (232B)
- General English (232C)
- Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition (132A/23.0101)
- Graduate minor in English (235/23.0101)
NOTE: For every master's program, students should plan a Program of Study with the Graduate Advisor in English during the first semester after enrollment. In all cases, a student must complete 24 hours in English on their program of study.
PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE GRADUATE MINOR IN ENGLISH (Code: 235)
A graduate minor in English consists of 8-12 semester hours selected from graduate English offerings, except ENG 5989.
PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION
Admission Requirements: Master's degree from an accredited college or university or currently enrolled in a graduate program at Appalachian; complete application to the Graduate School; writing sample; letter of intent. Applicants with a bachelor's degree may apply, but must submit official GRE general exam scores as well.
Location: On Campus
|Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition (Code: 132A)|
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 12
|Required Courses||12 or 15|
PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree* from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores; statement of intent; writing sample.
*An applicant who does not have an undergraduate degree in English but who has exceptional qualifications should contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.
Location: On Campus
|Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in English (Code: 232*)|
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 36
|Concentration (CHOOSE ONE)|
General English Concentration (Code: 232C)
Other Requirements for the MA in English:
- Thesis: Required for the General English Concentration; optional elective for the College Teaching Concentration.
- Proficiency: Required for the General English Concentration; reading knowledge of a foreign language demonstrated by transcript evidence of two years undergraduate study of a foreign language or by examination arranged in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
- Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements
- Comprehensive: Presentation of teaching portfolio required for the College Teaching Concentration. See the program director regarding portfolio requirements.
- Product of Learning: Not required