Our program attracts students from all fifty states and various other nations. As a terminal Masters program, all our graduate resources are directed toward the MA students, and thus our program is very well suited for those students who seek to prepare for a PhD program, pursue a career teaching in Community Colleges, or advance themselves intellectually and professionally in their careers in secondary education.
Our primary student funding is through Teaching Assistantships which include a stipend and waiver of tuition and student fees. Additional resources are available for conference travel and research projects through the Graduate Student Association. Teaching Assistants are assigned offices and mentored in the profession of teaching through a seminar before the first semester begins and also through active mentoring during the semester.
The program consists of thirty hours of courses and a Masters Project, or thirty-six hours’ coursework followed by comprehensive exams. Fifteen hours of required courses include Critical Theory, American Literature, and British Literature. The remaining fifteen hours may be clustered around various course topics such as composition, film, literature, pedagogy, rhetoric, and independent studies with faculty.
We seek to provide a strong sense of community and collegiality to mentor our graduate students into the profession of English and related fields. Graduate students are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the department, and the graduate students maintain various organizations for their mutual benefit and edification.
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International Student Requirements:
• An international student is neither a citizen of the United States nor classified by United States Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Lawful Permanent Resident or Permanent Resident Alien.
• International undergraduate, transfer, and graduate applicants must meet English Language proficiency requirements before being fully admitted to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). One option to demonstrate English Language proficiency is to successfully complete the UNC Intensive English Language Program (IEP). Please see the UNC IEP website for more information (http://www.unco.edu/cie/iep.html)
• International student Undergraduate/Transfer and Graduate applications (on-line submission) with accompanying instructions are found on the UNC website as well. Applications and supporting documents are due at least 90 days prior to the semester to which students plan to enroll, or prior to their major program deadline (if any) for Graduate students.