Degree Projects

Degree Project Options

As students enter the Advanced Research Seminar, they will have finalized their choice of a degree project that best suits their career plans and use the seminar as a research workshop to prepare for the project selected. Degree project options include:

  • Thesis (with oral defense) – a formal analysis based on significant research exploring a critical issue within the field of English studies, offering fresh perspectives and successfully defended to the thesis committee.
  • Action Research Thesis (with oral defense) – a formal analysis based on significant research exploring a pedagogical problem within the field of English studies, offering fresh perspectives and successfully defended to the thesis committee.
  • Professional Publication and Conference Presentation – submission of scholarly work to an appropriate professional journal/website/anthology in the field of English studies representing significant research and analysis. Presentation of the primary research at a state, regional or national scholarly conference is required; publication is not a requirement for degree.
  • Comprehensive Examination – with the guidance of a faculty member(s), students will sit for a two-part written exam (a field exam, administered by the department, and a specialty exam, based on the student’s primary research area), with an oral component. Successful completion is required for the degree.

 

 

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