Master of Arts Handbook
This online handbook covers everything from degree requirements to comprehensive exams.

Blackboard MA Organization Page
Log-in to your Blackboard account to access the Blackboard MA in English Literature page for additional resources, including comprehensive exam prep, PhD programs and conference information, and career guides.

Degree Plan Checklists
Download a detailed checklist for your degree.

Course Descriptions
View course descriptions for the current semester (updated in April and November to reflect new semester offerings).

Thesis Timeline (PDF)
Use this timeline to map out the semester prior to the semester in which you hope to defend your thesis and graduate.

Recommended Reading Lists
Browse a variety of selections recommended by faculty members.

Writing a Research Prospectus
Use this guide as a tool in preparing formal proposals for research projects.

Directed Reading Prospectus
Find out more about incorporating Directed Reading into your plan of study.

Syllabus Template with Signature Cover Sheet for 850 (Word)
Use this template in preparing a syllabus for directed readings. It includes the required signature cover sheet as well.

Syllabus Template for 890 (Word)
Use this template in preparing a syllabus for thesis hours.