The master of arts in English program is designed to provide flexibility in meeting individual student interests while ensuring a broad understanding of the significant areas within the professional study of English. The program builds upon students’ undergraduate work in English by offering the opportunity to study several different areas of concentration in depth. It also serves as an excellent preparatory program for doctoral-level study in English.
Our English M.A. program offers several unique and highly desirable features, including
For more information about the English MA degree, contact
Dr. Jennifer Ryan-Bryant, MA Coordinator
Ketchum Hall 213-9
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
NEW THESIS REQUIREMENTS: EFFECTIVE FALL 2018. See here for details.
Current English MA students (who have entered the program in Spring 2018 or earlier) have two options for the comprehensive exam. You may either prepare for the comprehensive exam using the list and instructions found on this page (Comprehensive Exam Reading List, in the left-hand column) or follow the new approach.
Students entering the English MA program in Fall 2018 or later must use the new format. You may access the instructions and new list here.
ALL students must attend one faculty-led meeting on the comprehensive exam before signing up for an exam date.
The comprehensive exam will be offered in February, June, and September 2017. From 2018 forward, the exam will be offered ONLY in February and September.
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