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Master of Arts in Literature (LITR)


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Objectives
The M.A. in Literature provides master’s-level competence in English and American literature.

The degree is appropriate for teachers on the elementary, high school or community college level and for students planning to pursue doctoral study in English or American literature. The degree provides a valuable educational background for professions where critical thinking and clear, accurate expression, combined with a knowledge of literature, are desired.

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Program Requirements:


Students must complete a major of 18 hours in the department’s courses in English and American literature (excluding children’s literature, for which there is a separate degree).

Department Information:


English Language & Literature - College of Arts & Sciences

Mary K. Ramsey, Ph.D.
Department Head

612 Pray Harrold
(734) 487-4220
mramsey6@emich.edu

Department Website

Advisor Information:


Natasa Kovacevic, Ph.D.

612 Pray-Harrold
(734) 487-4220
nkovacev@emich.edu

Course Requirements:


The M.A. in Literature requires 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses, major program courses, elective courses and cognate courses as follows:

Master of Arts in Literature


Elective or Cognate Courses: 6 hours


Program Total: 30 hours


Additional Requirements:


In addition to required coursework, the student must either take the MA exam in Literature or submit a Thesis, in order to complete degree. The Thesis option both counts as the culminating event of the degree, and gives the student three hours of credit towards the elective portion of the coursework.

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: English Language and Literature


The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.

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