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English MA plan to graduation

Full-time/Part-time plans

A full-time course load is nine credit hours per semester, or a total of three courses per semester. Second-year graduate students will attest to the fact that three MA courses are plenty to handle, especially for first-years who have Graduate Assistantships and are preparing to assume Teaching Assistantships in their second year.

A realistic goal is to finish the program within two years. Students have up to seven full years to complete all requirements for the MA degree.

Students admitted as full-time are not obligated to take a full-time course load. However, all Graduate Assistants must either take full-time course loads during their first two semesters to qualify as Teaching Assistants or take summer courses. A student must complete 18 hours of graduate coursework in English before beginning a Teaching Assistantship.



  • Full-time Plan with no thesis

  • Full-time Plan with thesis

  • Part-time students