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MA in English

MA in English

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters

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Program Learning Outcomes for MA and PhD in English Students graduating from this program will: Apply advanced abilities in literary, cultural, and critical studies, including: critical reading, thinking, and writing; professional methodologies; literary and cultural histories and theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives. Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge in fields of specialization for research and teaching. Demonstrate pedagogical ability to teach literature and culture at the university level. Demonstrate professional level skills in public and oral presentation through participation in symposia, WIP groups, conferences and in-course presentations. Demonstrate capacity to create professional-level and ultimately publishable research that makes original contributions to scholarly debates. Degree Requirements for MA and PhD in English MA Degree—The English department does not have a terminal MA program, but offers the MA degree to those PhD students who have achieved candidacy and are in the process of completing the doctorate and to qualified PhD students who leave the program before completing the doctorate. To receive an MA students must: Satisfactorily complete at least 30 hours of graduate work in English at Rice University. Courses must be those that count towards the PhD in English. Students must satisfactorily complete ENGL 600 and distribution requirements for the PhD (see above). Satisfactorily complete two teaching assistantships (ENGL 601/602) and two research assistantships. These do not count toward the 30-hour requirement.