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"Online courses allow non-traditional students more flexibility than taking on-campus classes and provide a quality education without the demand of making major changes to the students' lifestyles." - Alicia Hodges (standing), Graduate Assistant and MA English student pictured with Jenise Erikson (seated), MA English Student.

Master Degree

Masters of Arts in English (MA)

This degree is a 33 hour graduate curriculum in English that covers a wide range of literary topics from medieval to contemporary, from the conventional to the arcane. The course requirements are flexible and MA students can specialize in either Literary Studies or Creative Writing.

In addition to university requirements for admission to the Graduate School, all applicants for admission to the Master of Arts degree program in English must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 in upper-level English courses; or
  2. A minimum combined score of 900 on the GRE (Verbal and Quantitative) with special emphasis on the Verbal score.

International students seeking admission to the Master of Arts in English degree program must submit a minimum score of 500 on the TOEFL or a minimum score of 85 on the Michigan Test.

Applicants who fail to meet the above standards may be admitted on conditional status as recommended by the Graduate Admissions Committee of the Department of English and the Head of English in concert with the Dean of the Graduate School.

For more information about this program please see the ULM Graduate School.


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