Literature (M.A.)

Literature (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
ENGL 515Studies in British Literature3
ENGL 523Shakespeare3
ENGL 542The American Novel3
ENGL 602Methods and Materials of Research3
ENGL 603Literary Theory and Practice3
ENGL 610Classical Literature3
ENGL 612Contemporary Literature3
ENGL 637Studies in African-American Literature3
ENGL 656Studies in World Literatures3
Total Hours27
Research & Criticism Courses 1
ENGL 688Research Seminar3
ENGL 689Thesis Proposal and Research 23
ENGL 690Thesis Defense 23
Total Hours9

Students may take 500-600 level ENGL or WRIT electives instead of ENGL 689 & ENGL 690.


Any thesis student who is not ready for enrollment in ENGL 690 after completing ENGL 689 may be required, as determined by the student's thesis chair, to repeat ENGL 689 until deemed ready for enrollment in ENGL 690

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ &D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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