Applicants must meet University Requirements for admission to graduate study. In addition, applicants should have attained a minimum of 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted and have consulted with a faculty adviser. A score of 600 or higher on TOEFL is required for visa students. Finally, a valid teaching credential issued by California or any state is recommended by completion of the program.
Requirements for the Degree (45-48 units)
A total of 45 units are required, with at least 23 in 500-level courses. Students in the Creative Literacies and Literature Option may choose to take the Comprehensive Examination or complete either a thesis or project after consulting an adviser.
Comprehensive Examination, or Thesis or Project (0, 7 units)
Students who choose the Creative Literacies and Literature option may choose the Comprehensive Exam or Thesis/Project after consultation with and advisor.
Students who select the comprehensive examination should expect to take it (EDEL 596) after they have completed all course work in their program and must comply with college and division requirements. Under special circumstances, and with prior approval from their M.A. program coordinator, students may take a maximum of five units of their program course work concurrently during the quarter they take their comprehensive examination.