Graduate Student Handbook

Sample Programs of Study

The tables below illustrate typical programs of study for the MA, MFA, and PhD

MA with Thesis = 8 courses + 6 thesis hours (ENG 6971)
MA without Thesis
= 10 courses + 2 hours (ENG 6906) for the MA Exam

1st year 2nd year
sem.
Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer
courses
2 2 1 2 2
or 1 + thesis hrs
1
or thesis hrs
notes
Establish thesis or exam committee 2 hours ENG 6906 for MA Exam (for nonthesis option)
Application by 15 Jan. for PhD Program for those wishing to continue.

This section applies only to students who entered in Fall 2007 and are pursuing the 2-year MFA. To view the requirements for the 3-year MFA, see the MFA@FLA home page.

MFA = 4 workshops + 5 seminars/electives + 3 reading tutorials + 9 thesis hours (ENG 6971)

  1st year 2nd year
sem.
Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring
courses
workshop,
seminar/elective,
reading tutorial
workshop,
seminar/elective,
ENG 6910 (3 credits)
seminar/elective workshop,
seminar/elective,
reading tutorial
ENG 6971 (6 credits)
workshop,
seminar/elective,
reading tutorial
ENG 6971 (3 credits)
notes
      Establish thesis committee Application by 15 Jan. for PhD Program for those wishing to continue.

PhD = 7 courses, after the MA or MFA

  1st/3rd year 2nd/4th year 3rd/5th year 4th/6th year
sem.
Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer
courses
2 2

0
or 1

1
or 2
0
or 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
notes
  Establish dissertation/area exams committee   Recommended semesters for completing exams Dissertation
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