M.A. English – Academic Requirements

  • Curriculum: Students completing the M.A. English program will take nine required courses and three electives – 48 credit hours – from the program curriculum.
  • Second Language Proficiency: To complete the M.A. English program, students must demonstrate reading knowledge of a second language.
  • Writing Proficiency: All students earning undergraduate or graduate degrees in the CSU must be certified as proficient in writing at the upper-division level
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR): The CSU-mandated GWR is designed to ensure that students can write proficiently before they enter the workforce. All Cal Poly students must meet this degree requirement before they can be awarded a diploma.
  • Academic Performance: Learn more about GPA requirements, Continuous Enrollment, Educational Leaves and other aspects of academic performance.
  • M.A. Comprehensive Exam: Learn more about this exam, how it is assessed and how to prepare for it.  
     

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