IS YOUR UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR COMPARABLE?
Admission to the MAT program in English requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in English. In addition to Composition 1 and 2* (or the equivalent), your transcript will need to include at least 30 credits of coursework in the following areas:
• A sophomore seminar (or equivalent) in literary analysis, research, and criticism
• Introduction to British Literature
• Introduction to American Literature
• Transnational Literature or Multiethnic & Diasporic Literature
History of The English Language and Linguistic Courses
• Development of Modern English or Introduction to Linguistics
• Junior/Senior-level course in Literary Criticism or Contemporary Literary Theory
Upper-Division English Electives
• 300-400 level courses in Shakespeare, Young Adult Literature, Major Authors, etc.
Students may also include no more than six credits from the following types of writing courses toward the thirty credit requirement:
• Advanced Rhetoric
• Expository Writing
• Creative Writing
• The Craft of Poetry
• Theories of Writing
If you do not have an undergraduate degree in English, we may be able to count up to six credits of coursework from related majors (journalism, communications, theater arts) toward your degree. In order to pursue an MAT without a bachelor’s degree in English, you will need to complete coursework in the above areas before you can apply. Please consult with the Program Coordinator to make a plan for completing these prerequisite courses.
* A grade of B or better is required for the Composition courses.