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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. 

Courses You'll Take

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. 


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.
    *Students falling below these standards may qualify for conditional admission.

Career Opportunities

Literature graduates go on to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Advertising
  • Corporate Communications
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Education
  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Nonprofit and Arts Management
  • Online and Print Journalism
  • Professional and Technical Writing
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations

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