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MA Qualifying Exams

Schedule for the Exam

MA students take one five-hour qualifying examination that is administered on a single day. It is given each September and February, on the fifth Saturday of the semester. 


Students must submit a signed notice of intent to take the examination by the end of the second week of classes.


Students must take the exams on the Stillwater campus. No exams are offered during the summer.

Reading Lists

Questions are based on reading lists provided by the department:


Composition and Rhetoric
Digital Studies

Professional Writing

Screen Studies
Teaching English as a Second Language
General Linguistics
MA, TESOL Option

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