Program: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department of English and Linguistics
College of Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts Building 145 ~ 260-481-6841
Hardin Aasand, Chair
Lewis C. Roberts, Graduate Program Director
To earn this degree, you must complete at least 36 credits in courses administered by the department (courses are generally 3 credits each). You must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 or better in courses taken to fulfill degree requirements; no course with a grade below B will count toward the degree.
Your program must include one course in professional scholarship in your area of concentration, one course in critical theory, and for those students selecting a concentration in Literature, Writing Studies, or Language and Linguistics three 6000-level seminars offered by the Department of English. Your program must also include the selection of one area of concentration
s: (1) Literature; (2) Writing Studies; (3) English language and linguistics; or (4) TESOL/TENL.
You must complete all M. A. degree requirements within five years of your admission to the program.
Graduate students may qualify for appointment as a teaching assistant (TA). To qualify, the student must have completed 50501, Teaching Composition, with a final grade of B or better, be recommended by the instructor of that course, the Associate Director of Writing, and be approved by the Director of Writing. Newly appointed TAs must complete the one-credit-hour course 50601, Practicum in Teaching Composition, with a final grade of P(Passing) in one of the first two semesters of their teaching. To become and remain a graduate TA, students must be in good academic standing.
Limited spaces are available for teaching. New TAs will typically be assigned one or two sections of 13100, Introductory Composition. Subsequent assignments may include the assignment of 12900, Basic Writing, with the approval of that course’s Coordinator. TA appointments carry a stipend and partial remission of fees.