- About Our Department
- Academic Programs
- Student Opportunities
The English program offers a dual enrolled Master of Arts in conjunction with the English department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). All graduate level courses offered at S&T have been approved by UMSL and are taught by members of the graduate faculty.
- Candidates must meet the admissions requirements of both the graduate schools and of the departments of English at 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 3.25 in undergraduate English courses and an overall average of 2.75 will be considered.
- The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for regular admission. Candidates for teaching assistantships, however, are still required to take the GRE.
Students must take at least one course in each of the following six areas:
- British Literature before 1660
- British literature, 1660-1900
- Twentieth-century literature (British, American, post-colonial, or in translation)
- American literature
- Theories of writing, criticism, language, and/or culture
- Literature in translation, study of a particular literary genre, or a course in another relevant discipline.
Students must take 18 hours in literature, including English 5000, and 18 hours in writing courses, including English 5840.
- A total of 36 hours, 24 of which must be in 5000-level courses.
- Twelve hours may be taken for graduate credit in 4000-level courses approved by both English departments and graduate schools.
- A maximum of 12 hours of graduate course work from S&T may be transferred to UMSL.
- A core course, English 5000: Introduction to Graduate Study in English, will be taught by UMSL faculty. The course must be taken by all students in the literature and composition tracks.