English- Master of Arts, M.A. in Teaching, Ph.D.

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
356 Bachelor Hall (513-529-7530)
www.miamioh.edu/english/graduate

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Arts program requires three letters of recommendation with recommendation form, a writing sample, a personal statement of intent, and approval of the department committee on admissions. Application deadline is January 15 for admission in the following academic year.

Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program requires a baccalaureate degree and licensure for teaching in public schools. Admission also requires the completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching English application, a professional resume, the completion of a recommendation form by a school official, and an application appointment with the Ohio Writing Project Director (513-529-5245).

Admission to the doctoral program requires an M.A. (or equivalent), three letters of recommendation with recommendation form, a writing sample, a personal statement of intent, and approval of the department committee on admissions. Application deadline is January 15 for admission in the following academic year.

The Master of Technical and Scientific Communication (MTSC) is not currently accepting applications.

Requirements: Master of Arts

General program requirements include reading proficiency in a language other than English before the final examination, either tested by examination or confirmed by two years of credit in college level language courses. Students whose native language is other than English are exempt from the language requirement. Graduate assistants teaching in the college composition program must also take ENG 731 Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition (4) as well as 2 teaching workshops, ENG 606, Teaching College Composition Practicum I (2), and ENG 607, Teaching College Composition Practicum II (2). Other requirements follow:

M.A. with literature concentration (thesis option): 36 semester hours, including ENG 603 and 605, 16 hours of departmental distribution requirements; eight seminar hours of elective literature; six credit hours for writing the thesis; final oral examination.

M.A. with literature concentration (without thesis): 36 semester hours, including ENG 603 and 605; 16 hours of department distribution requirements; eight elective literature seminar hours; final written and oral examination.

M.A. with creative writing concentration: 40 semester hours, including four workshops in fiction or poetry; ENG 605 and 652; three literature seminars; examination on standard reading list; six credit hours for writing the creative thesis; final oral defense.

M.A. with composition and rhetoric concentration: 36 semester hours, including 16 hours of core courses in composition and rhetoric; 12 elective hours in ENG; ENG 605; six credit hours for writing the thesis; final oral examination.

Requirements: Master of Arts in Teaching

This program requires 32 semester hours including the four-week Ohio Writing Project, 15 hours of electives in writing and reading courses, 11 hours in research courses, and a final research based teacher research project, paper, and presentation.

Requirements: Doctor of Philosophy

Concentrations are offered in composition and rhetoric, and in American and English literature.

Composition and rhetoric: Program requirements include ENG 603 and 605; six seminars in composition and rhetoric, including four foundation courses; two open elective seminars in ENG.

American and English literature: Program requirements include ENG 603 and 605; eight seminars, including one in ENG 750. Fulfillment of the departmental historical distribution requirement is expected.

For both concentrations, course of study must be approved by the Graduate Committee. The language requirement is met by (1) reading proficiency in two languages other than English, or (2) six semester hours of graduate credit in an approved cognate field. Also required are a comprehensive examination, written and oral, a dissertation, and oral defense of the dissertation.

Graduate assistants and teaching associates teaching in the college composition program must take ENG 731 Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition (4) as well as 2 teaching workshops, ENG 606,Teaching College Composition Practicum I (2), and ENG 607, Teaching College Composition Practicum II (2).

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