WBU adds M.A. in English 

April 15, 2010

PLAINVIEW – The Wayland Baptist University School of Languages and Literature has developed curriculum for a master’s degree in English. Pending final approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the degree will be available beginning the fall of 2010.

The Master of Arts in English is a general program of study designed to prepare students for teaching, further graduate school, creative writing and other related fields. The 37-hour program will be offered in a format similar to the M.A. in Counseling program. Courses will follow four 11-week terms per year. Each term will offer at least one online course as well as a combination of evening, weekend and hybrid classes in an effort to accommodate working professionals.

Two tracks are available. Students may choose the thesis track that involves six hours of thesis work and an oral defense, or the non-thesis track that will require two additional courses. Both tracks will require a written comprehensive exam.

Applicants must already have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university as well as 12 upper-division hours in English with a 3.5 grade-point average. Courses will cover a large variety of literature topics, including 17th and 18th century prose and poetry, Shakespeare, linguistics, romanticism, American literature, British literature and creative writing.

For more information on the program, contact the School of Languages and Literature at 806-291-1100 or the Office of Graduate Programs at 291-3420.