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Master's Degree Program

This page provides an overview of the Department of English's Terminal Master's degree. For information on the MA/PhD degree program, see Doctorate Program.

  • 10 graduate courses or 8 courses (24 credits) and a Master's Thesis (6 credits). 
  • Students may transfer credit for 2 graduate-level English courses taken at other schools or at UMass before their formal admission to the Graduate English Program (courses counted toward a completed degree are not eligible for transfer).
  • While in the MA program at UMASS, students may also take two courses in departments outside of English.