Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit. A student’s program of courses should be formally approved by the graduate coordinator early in the program of study.
Students fulfill the requirements of the M.A. by choosing one of two options:
Option 1. Successful completion of 10 regular courses and a two-part comprehensive examination based on course work and the graduate reading list. The examination consists of a written and an oral exam.
Option 2. Successful completion of nine regular courses, a written thesis (FLSP 699) and an oral defense that includes a comprehensive examination based on course work.