English

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH (GL40)

Huntington

Corbly Hall 346 (map)
304-696-6600
FAX: 304-696-2448

http://www.marshall.edu/english/

GRADUATE DIRECTOR

Dr. Kristen Lillvis
304-696-6269
lillvis@marshall.edu
AREAS OF EMPHASIS OFFERED:
TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
CURRICULUM:
36 credit hours.
NORMAL TIME TO COMPLETE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENT:
2 years.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
The program offers several areas of specialization and opportunities to participate in a number of related activities such as the literary magazine, Et Cetera.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
The English M.A. at Marshall is designed to meet the increasingly diverse needs of today’s graduate students. Students are encouraged to approach their studies from the perspective that best serves their academic purposes and/or career plans, be it Literary Studies, Composition/Rhetoric, Creative Writing and/or TESOL/Linguistics. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to articulate core issues in Literary Studies, Composition/Rhetoric, Creative Writing, and/or TESOL/Linguistics from diverse perspectives; critique the major figures, works, and ideas in one or more of the above areas; apply relevant research methods and approaches to inquiry; articulate recent developments in their field of study as influenced by other disciplines; elucidate major critical and cultural theories and assess sources on those theories in relation to the field; and prepare a capstone project that demonstrates advanced knowledge and applied learning in their chosen field.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Courses are offered during the day and the evening during the week on the Huntington campus. Only 10% of courses are available online.
  • Degree cannot be earned online; full-time enrollment not required
JOBS RELATED TO THIS PROGRAM:
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website. All admission materials must be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office.

In addition, to be admitted to the English department, an applicant must have:

  • an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate university work (otherwise strong candidates may be fully admitted with a 2.75 GPA);
  • a letter of interest/personal statement identifying the applicant’s reasons for pursuing an M.A. and how the degree will contribute to the applicant’s broader plans (1-2 pages);
  • a writing sample of 8-12 pages (scholarly essay, creative writing, or language study), prefaced by a brief explanation of why this work has been selected;
  • at least three letters of recommendation, preferably from college instructors
  • GRE scores from the last five years.

International students and applicants who have earned a degree from a non-English institution must provide proof of English proficiency as follows: minimum of 80 on TOEFL IBT (or 550 paper based); IELTS 6.5.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ADMISSION:
Fall enrollment: August 1; Spring enrollment: December 1; Summer enrollment: May 1
GRE OR OTHER TEST REQUIRED:
GRE
PROGRAM LOCATION:
Huntington