University of North Dakota

College of Arts and Science

English

Address:

University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States

Phone:

1-800-225-5863

Fax:

1-701-777-3016

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Ph.D.- English, M.A.- English

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in English stresses the acquisition of a broad foundation of discipline-specific knowledge and critical tools. To this end, the Department provides quality graduate instruction in literature in English, literary criticism and theory, the English language, composition and rhetoric studies, creative writing, cultural studies, and related fields. Successful M.A. students will be prepared, on the one hand, to pursue further graduate education in English, Law, or any other field that requires highly developed verbal, analytical, and rhetorical skills, and, on the other hand, to seek careers as writing teachers, creative writers, editors, or in a variety of other professions. • Students will develop the critical skills and tools necessary to produce independent, analytical or creative work in English studies. o Students use analytical or creative techniques that are associated with current work in English studies. o Students situate their own written work within current debates in English studies. • Students will use techniques—creative or critical—integral to the production of writing in English studies. o Students use the rhetorical conventions of English studies. o Students use revision to develop and refine their writing projects. • Graduate Teaching Assistants will demonstrate the ability to teach college-level writing effectively. o Students develop a range of teaching strategies. o Students recognize the connections between particular teaching strategies and larger learning objectives. o Students situate their own teaching practices in the context of significant pedagogical debates The Doctor of Philosophy in English stresses the acquisition not only of a broad foundation of discipline-specific knowledge and critical tools, but also the depth of knowledge necessary to build fluency and expertise within an area of specialization. To this end, the Department provides quality graduate instruction in literature in English, literary criticism and theory, the English language, composition and rhetoric studies, creative writing, cultural studies, and related fields. Successful Ph.D. students will be prepared to seek careers as college and university faculty, writing teachers, creative writers, editors, or in a variety of other professions that require highly developed verbal, analytical, and rhetorical skills. • Students will produce significant, independent work in English studies and/or creative writing. o Students develop a specialization through which they position themselves as members of a disciplinary community. o Students produce work that contributes to debates in English studies and/or demonstrate connections between creative work and literary traditions. o Students demonstrate advanced writing and analytical skills to meet a variety of rhetorical goals. • Students will demonstrate both breadth and depth of knowledge about disciplinary subfields, major works, and influential critical approaches in English studies. o Students demonstrate an awareness of significant issues in selected disciplinary subfields. o Students demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and social contexts in which literary works are produced. o Students demonstrate an understanding of the critical tools and strategies that shape the reception of literary works and the production of English studies as a discipline. • Graduate Teaching Assistants will be prepared to teach effectively a range of courses in the field of English studies. o Students use a variety of teaching strategies. o Students recognize and evaluate the connections between particular teaching strategies and larger learning objectives. o Students situate and evaluate their own teaching practices within the context of significant pedagogical debates.

Accreditation:

UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999