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 Amherst, students may also take two courses in departments outside of English.