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Students seeking the master’s degree in literature pursue a program of studies in literature, culture and media, focusing on an extensive range of authors, genres and historical periods. 


Students pursuing this degree may choose to concentrate their studies in literary studies, or literature and culture since 1900. This degree will require satisfactory completion of a total of 33 hours: nine hours of theory and research core, nine hours of literature seminars, 12 hours of electives and a three-hour capstone experience. 

Degree Sheet

Requirements for Admission

  • Online application for admission.
  • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each institution attended with all degrees posted. All transcripts must be from accredited institutions.
  • Undergraduate transcripts must show: * 
    • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA (overall) or 3.0 undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours completed); and 18 hours of English (3000- or above) with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Students may gain conditional admission by achieving a score of 150 (verbal) and 4.5 (analytical writing) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Students with a native language other than English must submit evidence of English language proficiency.