Students are required to have a reading knowledge of a modern foreign or classical language. This requirement can be met by earning a satisfactory grade in an advanced reading course in a foreign language taken in residence at the University or by satisfactorily passing a translation examination administered by the English department.
The degree requires 30 credit hours; 24 hours of coursework with an average grade of B or above plus 6 hours of thesis research. At least 15 of the 24 hours must be in courses numbered 700 or above. The remaining 9 hours may be in either 600 or 700 level courses. The thesis must be original and not revised material from coursework. All work must be completed within six years of the date of initial enrollment in the graduate program.
For additional degree requirements, see Requirements for Degrees.