College of Arts and Letters2014-2015
Department of English
English - General English, Master of Arts
Students can take courses in literature, professional writing and technology, literacy, composition, English Education, linguistics, and second-language teaching. Students often focus their elective coursework in a particular area in order to combine the master's degree with one of the English Department's certificate programs such as the Professional Writing Certificate.
What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in English - General English?
The M.A. in General English is geared toward K-12 teachers who are looking to expand their knowledge as professionals in the classroom. In our flexible program, you will receive valuable education and experience, with opportunities to take courses in literature, rhetoric and composition, English Education, linguistics, and second-language teaching courses.
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||36|
|Research||Individualized research is required.
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application required (www.nau.edu/graduateapply) for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
- Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/Graduate-Admissions-Policy/ .
- International applicants have additional admission requirements: http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/International/.
Individual program admission requirements include:
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Writing sample
- Personal statement or essay
Take the following 36 units:
- ENG 685 (3 units)
- Electives, chosen with your adviser's approval (24 units)
- Graduate linguistics: ENG 504, ENG 510, ENG 518, ENG 528, ENG 538, ENG 548, ENG 558, ENG 559, ENG 568, ENG 638
- Graduate rhetoric and teaching of writing: ENG 501, ENG 503, ENG 511, ENG 519, ENG 520, ENG 521, ENG 570, ENG 610, ENG 631; or
- Graduate professional writing: ENG 502, ENG 517, ENG 522, ENG 549, ENG 569, ENG 605, ENG 606, ENG 608
- Any two literature courses (one at the 500-level and one at the 600-level) from the following: ENG 500, ENG 513, ENG 515, ENG 516, ENG 523, ENG 524, ENG 525, ENG 545, ENG 546, ENG 547, ENG 551, ENG 553, ENG 560, ENG 640, ENG 641, ENG 642, ENG 643, ENG 644, ENG 645, ENG 646, ENG 660, ENG 651, ENG 655, ENG 662, ENG 666. If choosing two literature courses, reduce the number of elective units from 24 to 21.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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