No new students are being accepted into this specialization. Students interested in this area of study should see the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Effective Fall 2012

  • Completion of the program of study listed below
  • Oral defense of your thesis.
Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
E 640C1Graduate Writing Workshop: Essay2-3
Select one from the following:2-3
Graduate Writing Workshop: Essay 
Nonfiction Workshop 
Writing Hypertexts 
Select one from the following:3
Teaching Writing: Composition and Rhetoric 
English elective3
 
E 513CForm and Technique in Modern Literature: Essay3
Out-of-department course43
Select two courses from the following:56
Major Authors: English 
Major Authors: American 
Major Authors: World 
Literature Survey: English 
Literature Survey: American 
Literature Survey: Comparative 
Reading Literature-Recent Theories 
Special Topics in Literature: Area Studies 
Special Topics in Literature: Genre Studies 
Special Topics in Literature: Theory and Technique Studies 
Special Topics in Literature: Gender Studies 
Crossing Boundaries 
Professional Concerns in English 
Special Topics in Writing and Rhetoric 
Critical Studies in Literature and Culture 
Environmental Literature and Criticism 
Histories of Writing and Rhetoric 
 Total Credits19-20
Second Year
E 640C1Graduate Writing Workshop: Essay2-3
Select one from the following:12-3
Graduate Writing Workshop: Essay 
Nonfiction Workshop 
Writing Hypertexts 
Select one of the following:2-3
Out-of-department course4
 
English elective6
 
Internship: Teaching College English 
Internship: Composition Supervision/Administration 
Internship: Literary Editing 
Internship: Teaching ESL, K-12 
Internship: ESL-Adult Learning 
Internship: ESL-Supervision/Administration 
Internship: Arts Administration in Literature 
Internship: Public Education 
Internship: Computers and Writing 
Internship: Writing/Editing for Specific Purposes 
E 6997Thesis6
 Total Credits12-15
 Program Total Credits:31-35

A minimum of 31 credits are required to complete this program.