Belmont University

1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212-3757

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Belmont University is currently offering a small-class Masters of Arts in English degree program. This program will allow students to fully explore and study literature and writing in a personalized and flexible atmosphere.  This degree has been tailor-made for working adults and is taught through evening, summer, and pnline classes. Class sizes are small to allow for a fully personalized and mentoring classroom environment and are usually made up of less than 13 students. With classes taught by accomplished literary professors, students will learn to effectively analyze literature from multiple perspectives and examine contemporary literary trends.  Graduates of this course typically go on to attend professional school, teach high-school English, or work in publishing and communications.

Belmont offers three unique tracks of study to allow students to customize their degree according to their academic goals. The first track is a Literature Emphasis. In this track students will develop a foundation of practical literary criticism. This track includes the completion of a thesis directly tied to trends or canonical literary icons. The second track is a Writing Emphasis. Students in this curriculum will learn to hone their creative writing skills by completing classes such as Composition Theories, Writing and Identity and Writing & Social Issues among others. Students will also complete a thesis under the supervision of a writing mentor. Finally, the Non-Thesis option allows students to complete advanced literature classes without the requirement of completing a thesis. All tracks will require a total of 30 total credit hours of courses before graduation.

To be admitted into this program, students must have previously earned an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

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    • To be admitted to the Master of Arts in English program, you must have an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.75, or 3.0 in the last 60 hours.the original sealed envelope sent from the colleges. Please allow 4-6 weeks for all official transcripts to be received.
    • Have scores for the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) submitted to Belmont.

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Evening Classes are held on the Belmont Campus in Nashville, TN.

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