The Master’s degree in any of these fields may serve as the initial, two-year segment of Ph.D. study in the department, or as a terminal degree. The M.A. degree can also provide the academic foundation for teaching at the secondary or primary school levels.
Master’s degrees may be earned under either of two plans, as determined by the advisory committee. Either Plan A or Plan B may be used for completing the M.A. to enter the Ph.D. Plan A requires not fewer than twenty-one credits of advanced course work and for students entering Fall 1998 or later, not fewer than nine additional credits of Master’s Thesis Research, and the writing of a thesis. Plan B requires not fewer than thirty credits of advanced course work, a final examination, but no thesis. In either case, advisory committees may require more than the minimum number of credits.
M.A. programs typically require two years of full-time study, and are offered in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Italian Literary and Cultural Studies, Spanish Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies.
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Admission Requirements:Undergraduate Degree
- You must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.
- They do not consider 3 year bachelor’s degrees from India, Canada, or Australia to be equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree. However, additional graduate level course work after earning a 3 year bachelor’s degree maybe considered for equivalency.
- You must submit all applicable, official transcripts.
- Many programs require submission of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Some programs require specific GRE Subject Tests. Business programs require the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
International2054 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2054 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National1442 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State853 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 853 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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