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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.
- International students must provide documentation of financial support and have TOEFL or IELTS scores sent from ETS directly to the director of admissions. The department requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 79 (IBT) and IELTS score of 6.5.
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.