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Non-Thesis Option

Masters in English at Belmont University

M.A. English, Non-Thesis Option

The Master of Arts in English, Non-Thesis Option, is designed for students desiring to gain a broad knowledge of literature though significant graduate coursework, but who do not wish to write a thesis.

The Program:

  • ENG 5000 Practical Literary Criticism (3 hours)
  • 9 hours* of Readings courses from the following: 5810, 5820, 5830, 5840
  • 18 hours of elective credit
  • ENG 6600 (0 hours) - Portfolio and Comprehensive Examination

*Students with more than 9 hours of undergraduate survey courses may petition to replace 3 hours of the Readings requirement with 3 hours of electives.