English B.A. with a concentration in Literature leading to a M.A. in English
The Department of English offers a grad-track pathway in which current students complete a Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in literature in four years, and then go on to earn a master's degree in literature in the following three semesters. This accelerated program, which is cost-effective and time-saving, is designed for exceptional, highly motivated majors who have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA. Students must apply to this program in their junior year. Admitted students will take six graduate hours during their senior year, which can count both toward their bachelor's and master's degrees, as permitted by university rules.
- You must be a current UNT English major
- You must have completed 75 undergraduate hours, including the following courses:
- You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
- You must have two letters of recommendation from English faculty testifying to your ability to complete graduate-level work
How to Apply
- Applicants should meet with English Undergraduate advisor, Dr. Patrice Lyke
- In addition to completing the required courses, students will need to submit in pdf format to GradEnglishStudies@unt.edu :
- One or more writing samples
- A statement of purpose
- A curriculum vitae or resume
- Two letters of recommendation testifying to student's ability to do graduate-level work
GRE scores are not required. Students in the UNT Honors Program and students who satisfy the requirements are guaranteed admission to the program and need not provide letters of recommendation.
Undergraduate students who have been accepted to a grad track pathway option must:
- apply to the Toulouse Graduate School during the first semester of their senior year
- complete their bachelor's degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the semester for which they were admitted to the accelerated program to continue into the graduate program.
Admitted students will take six graduate hours during their senior year, which will also count toward their B.A. as permitted by university rules.
In lieu of 2 advanced undergraduate electives in the fourth year, students for the MA in literature will take one 5000-level graduate literature classes and ENGL 5760 in their senior year. The literature classes should be chosen with an eye to fulfilling period distribution requirements for the BA and the MA. See the distribution requirements for the BA with a major in English and the MA in English.