Louisiana Tech University

Program Overview

The Louisiana Tech University offers a M.A. in English. This program may enhance a student’s knowledge and training in British and American literature or technical writing. Enrolled students may increase their knowledge on research techniques and scholarly practice, as well as potentially develop a student’s oral and written communication skills. Many students who enroll in this program write a Master’s thesis and pursue their PhD. However, other students may work under the non-thesis option. Students under the thesis or non-thesis option of the M.A. in English program may enhance their performance as professionals in their current places of employment or prepare graduates to work in schools or a variety of other workplaces.

The M.A. English program prides itself on giving student’s individual attention by having smaller classes that fit the needs of part-time or full-time students. All classes for this program are available online. This online learning environment allows students to have a flexible experience while working towards their degree. This program may be completed in as little as six ten-week academic quarters.

The Non-Thesis and Thesis Plan of study includes 33 credit hours at 500 level courses in order to graduate. Students who are enrolled in the non-thesis plan of study must also pass a comprehensive written exam. The thesis plan of study does not require students to take a comprehensive written exam. However, students are required to have a GPA of 3.75 after 27 hours of coursework in order be eligible to write a thesis and graduate under this option. This option is ideal for students who wish to pursue a PhD.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Unconditional admission to the Graduate School requires that the applicant have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college. Applying students must have a minimum 2.50 (4.0 system) GPA on all work attempted or 2.75 on the last 60 hours attempted.

    School Overview

    Louisiana Tech University is a four-year public doctoral and research school located in Ruston, Louisiana.  The college opened in 1894 as The Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana and changed its name over the years until 1970 when it adopted the current name.

    Louisiana Tech University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctor’s degrees, and certificates of completion. The school’s colleges and schools include:

    • College of Applied and Natural Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering and Science
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • Graduate School

    Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Louisiana Tech's Global Campus offers bachelor's and master's degrees online, as well as graduate certificates and certificates of completion.


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