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Graduate Program

Contact

Name: Dr. Paul McCallum
Email: pmccallu@pittstate.edu
Phone: 620-235-4699

English- Literature, Creative Writing, Professional/Technical Writing, Composition & Rhetoric

The Department of English offers a Master of Arts degree with a major in English. Within the program, students will select from four different emphasis areas, listed below. The structure of the program encourages students to work one-on-one with their graduate advisor, their peers and other professors.

Emphasis Areas

Emphasis areas include:

  • Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Professional/Technical Writing
  • Composition and Rhetoric

Program Outline

Options available for this degree with an emphasis in Literature, Professional/Technical Writing, or Composition and Rhetoric include:

  • Option I: Thesis
    • This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.
  • Option II: Research Problem
    • This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.
  • Option III: Course Work
    • This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.

Options available for this degree with an emphasis in Creative Writing include:

  • Option I: Thesis
    • This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience. 

Required Courses

Admission Requirements

Admission to this graduate degree program requires:

  • 24 hours undergraduate level English coursework beyond freshman level (including one course in linguistics, modern grammar or the history of the English language and one upper division writing course