1+1 Graduate Program

SYSU students, SYSU may send its qualified graduate students to the MIAMI’s English Department to earn the MIAMI’s Master Degree in English with a concentration either on Composition and Rhetoric or on English and American Literature.

  • Qualified SYSU students must demonstrate records of academic excellence with a grade average point of 3.5 or better at both the undergraduate and graduate level. They must also pass IELTS with the score of 7 or better or IBT with the score of 100 or better. Their selection is the joint work between SYSU faculty and the MIAMI’s English Department Graduate Admissions Committee.
  • SYSU students must complete an on-line Graduate School application for SYSU students coupled with uploading: a). a statement of purpose; b). undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and c). a writing sample.
  • PARTICIPANTS, REQUIREMENTS, AND TUITION AND OTHER FEESAfter qualified SYSU students have been recommended by SYSU faculty in early spring and after their online applications have been completed, the Graduate Admissions Committee in the MIAMI’s English Department will promptly review their applications.  After close consultation with their SYSY colleagues the Committee will finalize the selections.
  • MIAMI will accept 12 transferrable credit hours earned at SYSU toward the Master Degree in the Department of English. At least 4 of the 12 transferrable credit hours will be taught by MIAMI faculty and the other 8 hours will be taught by SYSU faculty. The 12 transferrable credit hours must arrive at the Graduate School no later than the end of the SYSU students’ first semester at MIAMI.
  • Selected SYSU students pay 100% of Ohio resident tuition plus 25% of out-of-state tuition surcharge. For 2016-2017, tuition and fees for Ohio residents are $13,528 and out-of-state tuition surcharge is $16,714. Tuition and fees for SYSU students in 2016-2017 are $17,706.50. In the recent past, the inflation adjustment at MIAMI has been running approximately at the annual rate of 4.0%. So students should expect a similar tuition and other expenses percentage increase for 2016-2017 and thereafter.

Composition and Rhetoric and English Literature in the Master Degree's Program 

Both the Composition and Rhetoric Concentration and the English and American Literature Concentration in the Master’s Program in the Department of English require 36 credit hours plus 4 additional credit hours for two writing pedagogy courses, ENG 606 and ENG 607 (Teaching Workshop for College Composition). With the approval of faculty from both SYSU and MIAMI, SYSU students can choose either Composition and Rhetoric or English and American Literature for their Master Degree in English.

For SYSU students interested in Composition and Rhetoric, they must complete the additional 24 credit hours in the English Master’s Degree Program, a thesis project, an oral examination, as well as other requirements necessary for attaining the Master of Arts Degree in English. The Graduate Program waives the requirement of ENG 606 and ENG 607 (Teaching Workshop for College Composition) for SYSU students. For complete information on the curriculum.

For SYSU students interested in English and American Literature, they must complete the additional 24 credit hours in the English Master’s Degree Program, a thesis project or a written examination, an oral examination, as well as other requirements necessary for attaining the Master of Arts Degree in English. The Graduate Program waives the requirement of ENG 606 and ENG 607 (Teaching Workshop for College Composition) for SYSU students. Transferrable Credit Hours and SYSU Students' Curriculum, and Visa Status

For SYSU students interested in Composition and Rhetoric, 8 transferrable credit hours could include:

  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics (4)
  • Literary Theory (4)
  • Translation Theory (2)

The other 4 transferrable credit hours to be taught by MIAMI faculty are:

  • Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (4)

The remaining 24 credit hours to be earned at MIAMI consist of:

  • 4 graduate seminars in Composition and Rhetoric (16)
  • Issues in the Profession (2) (This course is always offered in the spring semester.)
  • Thesis reading hours (6)

For SYSU students interested in English and American Literature, 8 transferrable credit hours could include:

  • Literary Theory (4)
  • British and American Literature: Contexts and Perspectives (4)
  • Readings on Feminism and Postcolonialism (2)
  • The other 4 transferrable credit hours to be taught by MIAMI faculty are:
  • Histories and Methodologies (4)

The remaining 24 credit hours to be earned at MIAMI consist of:

  • 4 graduate seminars in Literature (16)
  • Issues in the Profession (2) (This course is always offered in the spring semester.)
  • Thesis reading hours (6)

At the discretion of the Director of Graduate Studies SYSU students in English and American Literature will be waived of the distribution requirements.  

A typical year for SYSU students either in Composition and Rhetoric or in English and American Literature at MIAMI could look like the following:

Fall Semester

  • 2 graduate seminars (8)
  • Thesis reading hours (2)

Spring Semester

  • 2 graduate seminars (8)
  • Issues in the Profession (2)
  • Thesis reading hours (2)

Summer

  • Thesis reading hours (2)

In support of SYSU students, an English graduate faculty member will serve as the director of this joint program between MIAMI and SYSU. Working closely with the Graduate School and the Graduate Program in the department, the director is responsible for recruitment, program promotion, orientation, advising, curriculum revision, professional development, and all other activities involving SYSU students at Miami.

With the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies and in close consultation with the joint program director, SYSU students may take additional seminars in any given semester or summer in their respective concentrations during their study at MIAMI.

F-1 student visa will be issued to participating SYSU students. International graduate students with F-1 student visa are required to carry the minimum number of 9 credit hours per semester and 18 per academic year to be considered in full time status. After the completion of all coursework, should SYSU students need an additional semester beyond their one full year study at MIAMI to complete their thesis or written examination, they can, with the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Director of the English Graduate Program, register for 1 credit hour of independent study or thesis research and be considered to be in full time status during that additional semester.

SYSU students will enjoy all the privileges accorded to MIAMI’s English graduate students including support for professional development.

All credit hours earned at MIAMI are transferrable to SYSU.

Other Points of Importance

After successfully completing their graduate work and earning their degree in the MIAMI’s English Department, SYSU students can, and indeed are expected to, return home to complete the rest of SYSU requirements so that they can earn the SYSU Master’s Degree, too.

Should any SYSU student not receive the visa to study at MIAMI, any money paid will be returned to the student.

The MIAMI’s English Department, in close consultation with SYSU faculty, will send one or two English graduate faculty to SYSU each summer to teach a graduate seminar to participating SYSU students and to other interested students.

Both SYSU and MIAMI will contribute to financing summer teaching at SYSU. MIAMI will be responsible for faculty salary whereas SYSU will be responsible for air fare and lodging.

This program of collaboration will be evaluated annually, including the terms of Miami faculty support provided by two schools. Any modification of or amendment to this Agreement requires written approval from both institutions through friendly dialogue and genuine collaboration.

MIAMI offers an extensive orientation program for all new international students. The orientation program takes place over a two-week period prior to the fall semester and one week before the spring semester.  The orientation in particular aims to further acclimate SYSU students to American graduate education and culture, and it also includes official duties such as visa check-in, health center check, numerous presentations and local excursions, and personalized assistance to each student.  See the orientation activities at http://www.units.muohio.edu/internationalprograms/admitted.php.

SYSU students participating in this Program will be treated as any other student at MIAMI. They have the same rights and responsibilities as any other student at MIAMI.

SYSU students must also meet with the Director of the English Graduate Program for academic advising and other related matters prior to the start of the fall semester.

SYSU students can live either in a campus residence hall or in an apartment off campus.

The English Graduate Program will receive a Graduate Tuition Waiver from the Graduate School if the number of the participating SYSU students exceeds 10 in any given year. The English Graduate Program will use the Waiver to exclusively support SYSU students.

SYSU will help obtain and provide all necessary documents for participating students to support their admission to MIAMI and their visa application after they have been admitted. SYSU will also help participating students remit Miami tuition and fees to the program’s account at MIAMI one month before their arrival at MIAMI, as well as purchase MIAMI-approved insurance for themselves and their dependents, if any, prior to their arrival at MIAMI.