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Course descriptions for each semester
Graduate Student Awards
The Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism have created the awards to recognize and reward exceptional M.A.–Literature or M.A.–Generalist students in our programs. The awards are be presented annually and carry a $100 honorarium.
Graduation Application
Instructions for submitting Application for Graduation on URSA
Independent Seminar and Independent Study
Students may take up to two three credit courses (English 797 or 799) in partial fulfillment of degree requirements. Students are responsible for observing all university, departmental, and program policies, procedures, and standards. Independent Seminar Independent Seminar provides an opportunity
MA-Lit Program Requirement Checklist
Make sure you've taken the classes you need for the M.A. in English/Literature program.
Literature and Criticism Newsletters Newsletters 
Request for Letter of Recommendation
  Before you ask your professors to write letters of recommendation for you, please follow these steps: At least six weeks in advance of your deadline for submitting the letters, contact your professors in person or by e-mail to ask them if they are willing to write a letter. Provide the professor with specific
  • English Graduate Programs
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    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2263
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  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.