Graduate Admission Requirements
The Master of Arts degree in English at UT Tyler provides exciting opportunities for study in the fields of literature, writing, and rhetoric. Its mission is to graduate students who have mastered advanced skills in critical thinking, textual interpretation, rigorous researching, and analytical writing. The program offers students a deepened understanding of literature’s cultural intellectual legacy, the ability to write well and with discernment, and the skills needed to effectively acquire knowledge and to communicate ideas in preparation for employment or doctoral study.
Master of Arts in English—Total Credit Hours=36
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
|B.||A satisfactory GRE score on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam. Emphasis will be placed on scores for the Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the test. The GRE should be completed prior to the first long semester of enrollment. Students who do not have satisfactory scores on the GRE may still be admitted upon the condition that they complete two courses selected in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator. The student must have a cumulative grade of “B” or higher for all courses completed during the period of conditional enrollment.|
|C.||A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale on all upper-division course work.|
|A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale on twenty-one hours of undergraduate English courses including at least twelve hours of upper division work.|
|E.||Consideration is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.|