Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Arts in English Program Requirements
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Master of Arts in English - Concentration in Writing

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts degree in English with a Concentration in Writing requires the completion of at least 30 hours of approved graduate-level courses. At least half the work presented for the degree must be 600-level courses. Students wishing to elect this option must apply for the approval of the English Graduate Committee after they have completed nine hours in the program.

Immediately upon entering the graduate program, the student should develop, with the assigned advisor, an individual course of study that meets the requirements for the degree and the student's objectives.

To be eligible for graduation, a student must fulfill all course requirements, submit the required assessment portfolio, and perform satisfactorily on a final comprehensive examination. 


Required Program

ENGL 600 Introduction to English Studies or its equivalent* (3)
Theory Course (WRIT 502, WRIT 503, or WRIT 610,) or its equivalent* (3)
ENGL 694 Graduate Studio in English (3)
British Literature prior to 1784* (3)
British Literature after 1784* (3)
American Literature* (3)
Two courses in advanced writing topics (WRIT 500, 501, 502, 503, 507, 510, 511, 516,
566, 599, 610, 615, 620, or course approved by the Graduate Director)  (3)
Two WRIT, ENGL, and/or ENGE electives  (6)

Total Semester Hours: 30


Note: Registration for GSTC 600, Continuing Graduate Studies, may be required. Check with the Graduate Program Director.

Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions.

*These requirements are to assure a variety of experiences. If the student has a strong background in a particular area, he or she may substitute another course or area in consultation with the advisor.

Last Updated: 1/18/23