The department of English and technical communication has entered into a cooperative agreement with the department of English of the University of Missouri–St. Louis to offer the master of arts in English. A maximum of 12 graduate semester hours may be taken at Missouri S&T (with no more than 9 credit hours at the 300 level).
The program provides an avenue for place-bound secondary teachers, traditional and non-traditional Missouri S&T students, and other qualified residents of South Central Missouri to pursue advanced work whether for career advancement or for personal and lifelong learning and enrichment. The program is also designed to help a select group of incoming freshman to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years; for more information, contact the Honor Academy (master student fellowship program).
Candidates for the M.A. in English must meet the admission requirements of both the graduate schools and the departments of English at Missouri S&T and UMSL. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, with at least 24 hours in English above the freshman level, 12 in literature courses. Normally only students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in undergraduate English courses and an overall average of 2.75 will be considered. Applicants must submit scores for the Graduate Record Examination.
In general, students scoring below the 65th percentile on the verbal examination will not be accepted into the program. Students may retake the examination to improve their scores. In addition, the departments require letters of recommendation from two English professors with whom the student has worked. The letters, the undergraduate record, and the Graduate Record Examination scores will be the basis for the admission decision. Three emphasis areas are available: literature, composition, and creative writing. Students must submit fiction or poetry in application for the creative writing track.
Applications should be received by May 1 for fall semester and for the summer session, and December 1 for the spring semester. Late applicants will be considered but cannot be assured of admission. For more information, contact the Missouri S&T department of English and technical communication.
ENGLISH 5000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)
Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.
ENGLISH 5001 Special Topics (IND 0.0-6.0)
This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.
ENGLISH 5100 Readings In Rhetoric And Composition (LEC 3.0)
Directed readings and writing on selected topics and areas in Rhetoric and Composition. Credit will only be given for one of English 5210, 5220, 5230, or 5100 toward the Coop MA with UMSL. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
ENGLISH 5210 Readings In British Literature (LEC 3.0)
Directed readings and writing on selected topics and areas in British literature. Credit will only be given for one of English 5210, 5220, 5230, or 5100 toward the Coop MA with UMSL. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
ENGLISH 5220 Readings In American Literature (LEC 3.0)
Directed readings and writing on selected topics and areas in American literature. Credit will only be given for one of English 402, 403, 404, or 405 toward the Coop MA with UMSL. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
ENGLISH 5230 Readings In Literature And Theory (LEC 3.0)
Directed readings and writing on selected topics and areas in Literature and Theory. Credit will only be given for one of English 5210, 5220, 5230, or 5100 toward the Coop MA with UMSL. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
ENGLISH 5571 Advanced Writing For Science & Engineering (LEC 3.0)
Focus on writing applications specifically for students in scientific or engineering fields. Primary emphases will be on producing effective and readable professional writing. Prerequisites: English 3560 and 2560, or graduate standing.
ENGLISH 5572 Advanced Writing For Science And Engineering II (LEC 2.0)
This course -- second in a series -- focuses on writing for publication, from the initial proposal and query to the final product. Students will work on the materials they have underway with their advisers and/or research colleagues. Prerequisites: English 3560 and 2560, or graduate standing.
Graduate Faculty members are listed under the specific discipline most closely allied with their graduate faculty status which may not necessarily reflect the department in which current appointment is held.
Eric Shane Bryan, Associate Professor
PHD Saint Louis University
Anne Lucile Cotterill, Associate Professor
PHD Washington University
Kathryn C Dolan, Assistant Professor
PHD University of California-Santa Barbara
Kathleen M Drowne, Associate Professor
PHD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ed A. Malone, Professor
PHD Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Kathryn Michele Northcut, Associate Professor
PHD Texas Tech University
Daniel Charles Reardon, Assistant Professor
PHD SUNY College at Albany
Kristine Swenson, Professor
PHD University of Iowa
Trent Alan Watts, Associate Professor
PHD University of Chicago
Michael David Wright, Associate Professor
PHD Oklahoma State University Main
Superscripts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the faculty listing refer to the following common footnotes:
1 Registered Professional Engineer
2 Registered Geologist
3 Certified Health Physicist
4 Registered Architect
5 Board Certified, American Academy of Environmental Engineers
6 LEED AP Certified