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7.An overall GPA of 3.0 in elective courses. 8.A creative thesis for which the student may receive sixhours of preparation credit. The creative writing thesiswill be prepared under the supervision of a committeeapproved by the dean of the Graduate School. This com-mittee will ordinarily consist of three members of thegraduate faculties of the departments of Film, Theatre andCommunication Arts and English. 9.A comprehensive exam in the student’s genre area thatwill be prepared, administered, and graded by the thesiscommittee. It will concern itself with the literature of thestudent’s genre area. Students who hold master’s degrees from other institutionsor from other UNO programs may apply for admission, butupon acceptance they must meet all requirements for the M.F.A.degree listed above and must complete 36 hours of resident ornon-resident work at UNO, including all 15 hours in writingworkshop courses.Low Residency Option1. Completion of at least 45 hours of Film, Theatre andCommunication Arts and English courses. 18 hours ofwhich must be in residence. 2.Fifteen hours of 6000-level course work in creative writingworkshops, at least 12 of which will be in the thesis genre
The University of New Orleans164dent’s knowledge of literature and language and skill in liter-ary research and criticism. Though it is aimed primarily atpreparing students for further graduate study leading to thedegree of Doctor of Philosophy, the program also providestraining for teachers of English in secondary schools and col-leges and offers the opportunity for rigorous advanced studyin the humanities to qualified persons in nonacademic profes-sions. The Master of Arts in English Teaching is intended prima-rily for secondary and middle school teachers who are inter-ested in strengthening their credentials through a programemphasizing English content courses. The program is flexibleenough, however, to accommodate those who plan to pursuecareers outside education but who are interested in advancedwork in literature and creative or professional writing.AdmissionAdmission is based on undergraduate and graduate GPA, GREscores, and a statement of purpose. Applications are accepted atany time; students may enroll in any semester.Master of Arts in English Degree Requirements1.Completion of at least 30 credit hours. 2.B average in all 4000-level courses and a B average in all6000-level courses offered for the degree. 3.Reading knowledge of an appropriate foreign language. 4.Satisfactory performance in a comprehensive examination. Both a thesis and a non-thesis option exist. All students admitted to the graduate program will bereferred to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in English, whowill guide each student in selecting and following a sound pro-gram of study suited to needs and level of preparation. Thisprogram may, in individual cases, involve more course workthan is specified in the general requirements for the degree. Inall cases, a minimum of 18 hours must be earned in Englishcourses numbered 6000 and above. One three-hour Directed