The Master of Arts in English requires 30 semester hours. At least 15 of these hours must be completed at the 6000-level. All students will be required to pass a comprehensive final examination.
Tech's M.A. in English is a flexible program designed to prepare students for doctoral-level study or for careers in post-secondary teaching and to provide secondary teachers with a content-specific program to enhance their credentials. Students who are interested in concentrating their study on the teaching of English as Second Language can complete an M.A. in English with a TESL option.
High on quality and low on prescription, Tech's M.A. in English includes only one required course: Introduction to English Graduate Study. Students select the remaining nine courses of their 30-semester-hour degree program from a challenging variety of literary, cultural, interdisciplinary, linguistic, creative and rhetorical seminars.
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.
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Credentials that stack with this degree:
M.A. English graduates have been admitted to doctoral programs at the University of Arkansas, Oklahoma State University, Louisiana State, the State University of New York at-Buffalo and Texas A & M-KingsvilIe. Several Creative Writing graduates have published poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
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