English - Writing Studies

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M.A. in English Writing Studies

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:       June 1
Spring:  December 8

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in English Writing Studies meets the needs and interests of several groups: teachers across disciplines and levels who wish to integrate writing into instruction in support of student learning; teachers who want to learn pedagogy and strategies to improve their teaching of writing as well as enhance their workplace writing skills; and aspiring career writers who wish to build credentials in the field. The Writing Studies program is designed to provide a solid understanding of both writing theory and pedagogy; coursework on emerging perspectives and practices in critical topics in the field, such as technology, assessment and to offer advanced creative and professional writing courses for personal enrichment and career advancement.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK

  • MInimum 12 undergraduate credits in English or an area of study related to the degree (communication, literacy), excluding freshman composition or first-year writing

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 30 credits
  • Acceptance of written thesis

REQUIRED CORE COURSES – 6 CREDITS

ENG 5002

Composition Studies: Research and Methods

3 credits

ENG 5020

Writing Theory and Practice

3 credits

 

ELECTIVES – 18 CREDITS

(6 credits can be completed outside the program with advisement)

ENG 5030

Topics in Composition Practice

3 credits

ENG 5031

Topics in Composition Theory

3 credits

ENG 5085

Composition Theory and New Media

3 credits

ENG 5125

Language and Society

3 credits

ENG 5130

The Language of Race and Ethnic Identity

3 credits

ENG 5150

African American English

3 credits

ENG 5171

Pragmatics: Language and Use

3 credits

ENG 5070

Writing Center Theory and Practice

3 credits

ENG 5071

Topics in Writing Center Development and Administration

3 credits

ENG 5075

Topics in Writing Program Administration

3 credits

ENG 5000

Advanced Writing Poetry

3 credits

ENG 5010

Graduate Writing Workshop

3 credits

ENG 5017

Writing Creative Non-Fiction

3 credits

ENG 5081

Introduction to Electronic Literature

3 credits

ENG 5090

Issues and Research in Writing for the Workplace

3 credits

ENG 5092

Grant Writing

3 credits

 

RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

ENG 5698

Advanced Seminar I: Research in Writing Studies AND

3 credits

ENG 5699

Advanced Seminar II: Research in Writing Studies OR

3 credits

ID 5800 Thesis AND 3 credits
ID 5800 Thesis OR 3 credits
ID 5801 Thesis 6 credits

TOTAL OF 30 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

FOR PROGRAM DETAILS

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors
Please contact:

DR. MIA ZAMORA
Center for Academic Success 
(CAS) 329
t: 908.737.0385
e: mzamora@kean.edu

 

Updated 10/28/14