Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentration in English
In addition to the general requirements stated for the graduate programs, the following specific requirements must be met:
- Applicants who wish to concentrate in English must have completed at least 18 undergraduate hours in English, 6 of which must be advanced.
- The choice of courses in the concentration and other fields will be determined through consultation between the student and the departmental graduate advisor.
- Each student must pass a comprehensive examination. A subject area determined in consultation with the departmental advisor will be the major focus of this exam, along with questions taken from two other areas of the Literary Reading List. Specific works will be selected by the student in consultation with the departmental graduate advisor and the examination committee (selected by the student in consultation with the graduate advisor). A passing grade on this exam will be a majority determination of "Pass" by the examination committee. The graduate advisor may also grade the comprehensive exam if requested by the examination committee or to break a tie vote. The candidate is allowed to take the exam up to three times during work on the MA degree.
- In addition, students seeking any graduate degree in English must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the graduate hours taken in the Department of English of UT Pan American.