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M.A. English and Communication

The Master of Arts in English and Communication is an advanced, interdisciplinary program of study focusing on human symbolic systems and interactions. Students investigate the relationships among signs, symbolic systems, and the cultural contexts of text, images, and other media.

Working closely with faculty, each student designs and completes an individual culminating thesis project that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The MA in English and Communication is for students pursuing various educational, intellectual, and career goals. The program welcomes part-time students, and most classes are scheduled in the evening to accommodate those with daytime employment.

Flexible admission requirements:
We welcome applicants from diverse disciplines: Applicants should normally have earned a bachelor's degree with a major in English, Communication, or Writing. Applications are welcome from those who have degrees in humanities and social sciences fields such as History, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies. Additional coursework might be required of these applicants.

We look at your recent academic performance: Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the junior and senior years or final 60 credits of undergraduate work. (Applicants with a lower GPA may be admitted provisionally, under special circumstances.)

We accept applications year-round. The GRE is not required.

Contact Information:
James J. Donahue, Graduate Studies Director
Morey 130, (315) 267-2833


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