English MA

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 9

Course Title
Two 400-level English Department seminars focusing on pre-1800 literature
Two 400-level English Department seminars focusing on post-1800 literature
Five elective seminars from the following:
Introduction to Graduate Study
Up to three can be taken in related departments at the student’s option
Up to four can, with approval, be taken at the 300-level

Other MA Degree Requirements

  • Capstone Essay: submitted by end of Spring Quarter, this 20-25 page essay will typically be an expanded version of one written for an English Department graduate seminar, revised in response to comments from, and as appropriate in consultation with, the seminar instructor.

The MA is a terminal degree and is in no way linked to admission to the PhD program. MA students wishing to enter the PhD program must apply to that program.