English- Master of Arts, M.A. in Teaching, Ph.D.

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-7530
www.MiamiOH.edu/english/graduate

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Arts program requires three letters of recommendation with recommendation form, a writing sample, a personal statement of intent, and approval of the department committee on admissions. Application deadline is January 1 for admission in the following academic year.

Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program requires a baccalaureate degree and licensure for teaching in public schools. Admission also requires the completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching English application, a professional resume, the completion of a recommendation form by a school official, and an application appointment with the Ohio Writing Project Director, 513-529-5245.

Admission to the doctoral program requires an M.A. (or equivalent), three letters of recommendation with recommendation form, a writing sample, a personal statement of intent, and approval of the department committee on admissions. Application deadline is January 1 for admission in the following academic year.

The Master of Technical and Scientific Communication (MTSC) is not currently accepting applications. 

Requirements: Master of Arts

General program requirements include reading proficiency in a language other than English before the final examination, either tested by examination or confirmed by two years of credit in college level language courses. Students whose native language is other than English are exempt from the language requirement. Graduate assistants teaching in the college composition program must also take ENG 731 as well as 2 teaching workshops, ENG 606, and ENG 607. Other requirements follow:

M.A. with literature concentration (thesis option): 36 semester hours, including:

ENG 603Literary Theories and Their Histories4
ENG 605Issues in the Profession2
Departmental distribution requirements16
Elective literature8
Writing the thesis6
Final Oral Examination
Total Credit Hours36

M.A. with literature concentration (without thesis): 36 semester hours, including:

ENG 603Literary Theories and Their Histories4
ENG 605Issues in the Profession2
Department distribution requirements16
Elective literature8
Final written and oral examination6
Total Credit Hours36

M.A. with composition and rhetoric concentration: 36 semester hours, including:

Core courses in composition and rhetoric
Select two of the following:
ENG 732Histories and Theories of Composition4
ENG 733Histories and Theories of Rhetoric4
ENG 735Empirical Research Methods in Composition4
ENG 737Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric4
Three elective courses in ENG 12
ENG 605Issues in the Profession2
ENG 700Research for Master's Thesis6
Final oral examination
Total Credit Hours36

Requirements: Master of Arts in Teaching

This program requires 32 semester hours including:

Four-week Ohio Writing Project6
Electives in writing and reading courses15
Research courses9
Final research based teacher research project, paper, and presentation2
Total Credit Hours32

Requirements: Doctor of Philosophy

Concentrations are offered in composition and rhetoric, and in American and English literature.

Composition and rhetoric:

ENG 603Literary Theories and Their Histories4
ENG 605Issues in the Profession2
Six seminars in composition and rhetoric, including four foundation courses24
Two open elective seminars in ENG8
ENG 850Research for Doctoral Dissertation22
Total Credit Hours60

American and English literature:

ENG 603Literary Theories and Their Histories4
ENG 605Issues in the Profession2
Eight seminars, including one in ENG 75032
ENG 850Research for Doctoral Dissertation22
Total Credit Hours60

Fulfillment of the departmental historical distribution requirement is expected.

For both concentrations, course of study must be approved by the Graduate Committee. The language requirement is met by

  1. reading proficiency in two languages other than English, or
  2. Reading proficiency in one language other than English and six semester hours of graduate credit in an approved cognate field.

Also required are a comprehensive examination, written and oral, a dissertation, and oral defense of the dissertation.

Graduate assistants and teaching associates teaching in the college composition program must take ENG 731, as well as 2 teaching workshops, ENG 606 and ENG 607.