Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

English - Rhetoric and Composition Concentration, MA

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Program Code: MA_232D

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, unless waived; 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.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam requirement may be waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Location: On Campus

Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information

Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program. No exam waiver is automatic and an approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .

Accelerated Master’s Program

This program offers an Accelerated Master’s  option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in English

Electives (9 Hours)

9 hours of additional graduate electives chosen with approval of the graduate director; courses from other disciplines must be approved in advance.

Culminating Project: Thesis or Capstone (6 Hours)

Capstone Option:

Other Requirements for the MA in English

  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: Required for the Literary Studies 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: The Teaching Literature and Writing Concentration requires a presentation of a teaching portfolio which will be satisfied with the successful completion of ENG 5995. See the program director regarding portfolio requirements.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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