BGSU English Department
MA Plan II (Non-Thesis)
Overview of M.A. Plan II
The M.A.II-English is a flexible degree program which encourages individual students to design their own pre-professional programs. This degree is primarily for students who intend for the M.A. to be the terminal degree in preparation for a career or profession such as middle school or secondary English teaching, two-year college teaching, freelance writing, or professional editing and publishing.
Note: The Department also offers graduate certificate programs in International Scientific and Technical Communication (offered totally online) and in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Both certificate programs may be pursued as part of an MA II track. See the end of this document for a fuller description of each.
To be eligible for admission to the M.A.II-English program, candidates are ordinarily expected to have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA in their major of 3.0 for regular admission and at least 2.7 for conditional admission. The GRE General Test is also required for admission.
MA II Individualized Track
The individualized track requires a minimum of 33 hours of graduate credit (excluding English 6020, which is required for funded, first-year students but does not count toward graduation).
Required Courses (6 hours)
ENG 6070 Theory and Methods of Literary Criticism
ENG 6150 Modern English Linguistics
Electives (24 hours)
Selected in consultation with one’s advisor and with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator, courses may include up to 12 hours of graduate offerings from outside the English Department.
Capstone Portfolio (3 hours)
ENG 6910 MA II Portfolio.
For more information, please contact:
Jude Edminster, Director of Graduate Studies
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