English: Professional Writing, MA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Required Courses
Professional Writing Core Courses
ENGL 5593Seminar in Style and Editing3
ENGL 5553Studies in Visual Rhetoric and Design3
ENGL 5523Genres in Professional Writing3
ENGL 5340Studies in Discourse Analysis3
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Studies in the History of Rhetoric
Seminar in Professional Writing
Topics in Rhetorical Theory
Topics in Professional Writing
Hours Subtotal18
Thesis
ENGL 5000Master's Thesis6
Hours Subtotal6
Sample Electives 1
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Professional Writing
Introduction to Graduate Studies
Professional Writing Theory and Pedagogy
Seminar in Professional Writing
Topics in Professional Writing
Composition
Composition Theory and Pedagogy
Linguistics
Descriptive Linguistics
Approaches to Language Acquisition
Studies in English Grammar
Seminar in Linguistics
Topics in Linguistics
TESL
Teaching English as a Second Language
Seminar in Teaching English as a Second Language: Testing
Internship, Teaching English as a Second Language
Studies in Teaching English as a Second Language
Topics in Second Language Acquisition
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 34 Hours

Required Courses
Professional Writing Core Courses
ENGL 5593Seminar in Style and Editing3
ENGL 5553Studies in Visual Rhetoric and Design3
ENGL 5523Genres in Professional Writing3
ENGL 5340Studies in Discourse Analysis3
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Studies in the History of Rhetoric
Seminar in Professional Writing
Topics in Rhetorical Theory
Topics in Professional Writing
Hours Subtotal18
Creative Component
ENGL 5210Sem or Directed Study1
ENGL 5520Internship in Professional Writing3
Hours Subtotal4
Sample Electives 1
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Professional Writing
Introduction to Graduate Studies
Professional Writing Theory and Pedagogy
Seminar in Professional Writing
Topics in Professional Writing
Composition
Composition Theory and Pedagogy
Linguistics
Descriptive Linguistics
Approaches to Language Acquisition
Studies in English Grammar
Seminar in Linguistics
Topics in Linguistics
TESL
Teaching English as a Second Language
Seminar in Teaching English as a Second Language: Testing
Internship, Teaching English as a Second Language
Studies in Teaching English as a Second Language
Topics in Second Language Acquisition
Hours Subtotal12
Total Hours34

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level