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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
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The Literary, Cultural and Textual Studies track in the Master of Arts in English program prepares students for both academic and nonacademic careers.

The program encourages students to make connections among texts (critical, theoretical, scholarly, literary, etc.), to engage in research and critical thinking at an advanced level, and to write scholarship of merit and distinction.

Each student must complete at least 33 credit hours, including three core courses. Near the end of the degree program, each candidate must complete a Capstone Course and choose either the thesis option or the nonthesis option, which requires 3 additional credit hours of a 6000-level Literary, Cultural and Textual Studies course.

The program teaches research methods in one or more courses and requires a research study and final report focusing on literary criticism in a student's particular specialization.

Total Credit Hours Required: 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

November 1
April 1
July 1
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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