With this Master’s degree, you focus on a particular concentration—a genre, a period, or a specialty.
This degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, including one 700-level seminar. You select at least three courses in a single area of concentration, such as a genre (the novel, poetry, drama), a period (such as the Middle Ages or 19th Century), or a specialty (such as postcolonial studies, American literature and culture, feminist theory, or composition, rhetoric and literacy).
Up to eight credit hours in graduate courses outside the department may be counted toward the degree, with the prior approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
Reading proficiency in one foreign language is required, with language competency verified by the relevant foreign language department or program at IUB.
A thesis is optional, and there is no final examination.
Students wishing to enter the doctoral program on completion of this M.A. must apply for admission.