Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English - General English Concentration, MA

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Program Code: MA_232C
CIP Code: 23.0101

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in English

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree* from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; statement of intent; writing sample.

*An applicant who does not have an undergraduate degree in English but who has exceptional qualifications should contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Accelerated Admission Option: This program offers an accelerated admission option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.   

Location: On Campus

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in English

Total Required (Minimum 36 Hours)

Required Courses (18 Hours)

Concentration Requirements (18 Hours)

Other Requirements for the MA in English

  • Thesis: Required for the General English Concentration and the Rhetoric and Composition Concentration; optional elective for the College Teaching Concentration.
  • Proficiency: Required for the General English Concentration; reading knowledge of a foreign language demonstrated by transcript evidence of two years undergraduate study of a foreign language or by examination arranged in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements
  • Comprehensive: Presentation of teaching portfolio required for the College Teaching Concentration. See the program director regarding portfolio requirements.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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