What will I learn?

Primary Areas of Faculty Research: English, American, and Anglophone literature; creative writing; poetics; literary translation; rhetoric and composition; literacy; linguistics; comparative literature; literary theory; service-learning; gender studies; peace and conflict studies; indigenous studies; southern studies; post-colonialism; science fiction; popular culture; American studies; African American studies; Latino/Latina studies; Central American literature; Muslim literature and culture, European studies; medieval Welsh; medieval and renaissance studies; digital humanities; sustainability and eco-criticism; folklore; music and literature; theatre; archival studies; politics and literature; religion and literature; psychoanalysis and literature; technology and literature; social media; film studies; the visual arts as text; professionalization in the humanities.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the department stipulates that the following conditions be met:

  • Each candidate must complete a total of 30 credit hours.

Each candidate must take:

  • ENGL 5203 Introduction to Graduate Studies (Irregular), one course emphasizing theory, and two courses at the seminar (6000) level
  • ENGL 5213 Portfolio Workshop (Sp) (and successfully present a portfolio for the final project) or six thesis hours (and successfully defend a thesis for the final project)
  • The candidate's portfolio or thesis, which will be used to fulfill the comprehensive exam requirement for the degree, is evaluated by faculty committee and scored Pass/Fail.

Which department am I in?

J William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$27,302.00 per year
The annual fee is based on 24 hours.
Start date

26 August 2019

Venue

J William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

525 Old Main,

University of Arkansas,

FAYETTEVILLE,

Arkansas,

72701, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a conferred baccalaureate degree. Students who have not completed their baccalaureate degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework. Students who have a degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; a conferred post-baccalaureate, master, or doctoral degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution. Other English Language Requirements accepted: A minimum score of 550 or higher on TOEFL (paper-based); Pearson Test of English (PTE) with an overall score of 58.

For international students

Requirements for admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School are as follows: A conferred baccalaureate degree. Students who have not completed their baccalaureate degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework. Students who have a degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; A conferred post-baccalaureate, master, or doctoral degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution.

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL Internet-Based – 79; TOEFL Paper-Based – 550; IELTS - 6.5; PTE-A Pearson Test of English-Academic – 58.

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