Course Requirements

 

MA Students (9 graded courses in all)

1st Year             Fall semester                                                                                                                 Spring semester                                                        

                                    4 graded courses (ENCR 801 + 3 others)                                                                        3 graded courses

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 place-holder course (ENXX 991, “Independent Research”)*                                                                                                                

                                   

2nd Year            Fall semester                                                                                                                 Spring semester - OPTIONAL

                                    2 graded courses (may include ENGL 895 for thesis)                                                   12 hours of the place-holder course ENGL 897, “Non-topical Research”

                           6 hours of the place-holder course ENGL 897, “Non-topical Research”        (if this 4th semester is used to complete the final MA exercise)

                                                                                                                   

 

*Use your advisor’s four-digit faculty number and area rubric (e.g., ENMD 991, ENEC 991) to register for this required place-holder course.

 

NOTE:  In the third semester, you are billed for six credit hours, even though you will technically be enrolled in twelve credit hours.  Six hours of “Non-topical Research” keeps you registered as a full-time student, but does not cost you any extra tuition money when taken with graded course work.

 

 

PhD Students (15 graded courses in all)

        

1st Year             Fall semester                                                                                                                 Spring semester           

                                    4 graded courses (ENCR 801 + 3 others)                                                                    4 graded courses (ENPG 880 + 3 others)                

                                                                                                               

      

2nd Year            Fall semester                                                                                                                 Spring  semester           

                                    3 graded courses                                                                                                                   3 graded courses               

                                    1 place-holder course (ENXX 991, “Independent Research”)*                                   1 place-holder course (ENXX 991, “Independent Research”)*                         

 

                                     In your 2nd year, during the semester you are teaching an ENGL 381-2-3 or ENRN 321-322, you have the option of counting this TA-ship

                                as one of your 15 courses.  Note: in order to convert this teaching into a “pedagogy course,” you must register at the time for ENPG 885.

                             

 

3rd Year                      Fall semester                                                                                                                    Spring semester            

                                    1 audited course                                                                                                                    1 audited course                                         

                                    12 hours of the place-holder course ENGL 997, “Non-topical Research”                  12 hours of the place-holder course ENGL 997, “Non-topical Research”

 

                                                                                                                                                                                      (Begin but do not yet register for ENGL 998, Dissertation Seminar)

                                              

4th Year             Fall semester                                                                                                                 Spring semester        

                                    1 graded course (ENGL 998, Dissertation Seminar)                                                                     12 hours of the place-holder course ENGL 999, “Non-topical Research”

                                    1 place-holder course (ENXX 991, “Independent Research”)*                        

                                     6 hours of the place-holder course ENGL 997, “Non- topical Research”

 

5th Year                 Fall semester                                                                                                                 Spring semester          

                                    12 hours of the place-holder course ENGL 999, “Non-topical Research”                  12 hours of the place-holder course ENGL 999, “Non-topical Research”

 

* Use your advisor’s four-digit faculty number and area rubric as above to register for this place-holder course.

 

MA transfer students should consult the DGS about their pattern of registration.  In most cases, after an initial semester taking ENCR 801 + 3 other graded courses, transfers follow the pattern for 2nd year PhD students, with 4 graded courses remaining (including ENGL 998).