Some of our students have used the M.A. as preparation for Ph.D. studies; some have used it to enhance their expertise and their credentials as K-12 language arts professionals; some have used it to enrich their work lives in editing, publishing, and communications; and still others have found in the program the simple joys of reading, discussing, and writing about literature in a challenging but supportive intellectual community.
We've had our graduates go on to do successful doctorate work at the University of New Mexico, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, the University of Tulsa, the University of South Dakota, the University of North Dakota, George Mason University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Minnesota, St. Louis University, and even the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Our courses are typically capped at 12-15 students, allowing for close interaction between the students and the faculty member.
Yes! Because the majority of our students work or have family responsibilities during the day, all of our Fall and Spring semester graduate courses are offered in the evening once a week from 6:00-9:00pm. Classes offered during our summer term meet twice a week from 6:00-9:00pm. One or two classes may be offered each summer in Session I (late May-early July) or Session II (early July-mid August).
No. We still prefer face-to-face discourse for the study of literature.
Some of our students have just finished their undergraduate work while others have been out of college for several years. We've discovered that the diverse age range of our students allows for a wide variety of unique perspectives within the classroom.
No. In the early years of the program, we did require applicants to take the GRE General Test. However, because we learned that an applicant's test score did not necessarily correlate with their success in our courses, that requirement was eventually dropped.
Yes! Please check out our Financial Aid and Related Opportunities web page for the variety of options that are available.
Yes! Students are allowed to do up to two independent studies (GENG 698) in the program, provided an instructor who specializes in that area is available and you've had that instructor for a course. Please note, however, that an independent study does not count as one of the two 600 level courses required in the program.