For more information about the specific research requirements, please contact the graduate program director.
You are expected and encouraged to participate in scholarly conferences, professional workshops, lectures and presentations.
You should plan to begin studying for your comprehensive exams as soon as you begin your graduate coursework. Exams for Master of Arts in English candidates contain two, two-hour essays. Exams for Master of Science in Education in English candidates contain two, one-hour essays. The exam for the Master of Arts in Writing candidates consists of two, 90-minute essays and an oral component.
Comprehensive exams are offered in October, March and June each year.
For more information about comprehensive exam requirements, please contact the graduate program director.