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Exams and Thesis


ENG 6600. Portfolio and Comprehensive Examination (1). This course is available by petition only, and each case will be evaluated individually by the Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Advisory Committee. If the petition is granted the student must complete and submit a portfolio of representative course work and a synthesis, reflective essay that is academic in nature; the student must also pass a written comprehensive examination. The student must register for this course in the last semester prior to graduation. This course is Pass / Fail. In the event of failure of this course, the student must re-take the course until he / she passes the Portfolio and Comprehensive Exam, thereby earns a grade of "P" for the course. Should the student's committee award the student a "High Pass" the grade is still recorded as a "P."

ENG 6700. Thesis Prospectus and Research (3). Directed by the faculty mentor, the student undertakes the research and other forms of preparation necessary to write the thesis. This course is graded as a Pass / Fail. Completion and approval of the prospectus by the thesis committee are required for the student to receive a grade of "P" for this course. Successful completion of this course is a pre-requisite to registration in ENG 6800, Thesis Writing.

ENG 6800. Thesis (3). Directed by the faculty mentor, students complete all the requirements for the thesis, including a formal public presentation of their finished work. This course is graded as a Pass / Fail. Completion and approval of the thesis by all members of the thesis committee are required for the student to receive a grade of "P" for the course.

ENG 6801-6804. Thesis Continuation (1 credit hour each).Pre-requisite ENG 6700. P/F grade option only. Any student who has received an IP in ENG 6800 must enroll in this series of courses to allow for completion of that course after the original semester of enrollment. Thesis continuation sections must be taken consecutively and continuously until ENG 6800 is complete, to a maximum of 4 semesters or two years. If a student has not completed the thesis by that time, the only option for completing the M.A. in English program will be to switch at the end of that semester to the non-thesis option and complete any outstanding requirements for that program. Hours do not count toward degree hours earned for the M.A. degree.



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