Master of English Requirements

The Master of English is awarded to candidates who complete 36 units of graduate coursework and submit an acceptable master's thesis essay.

Coursework and Thesis
  1. 32 units of primary coursework, usually completed over the course of two academic calendar years or six quarters (with part-time enrollment assumed as one course per quarter) and one intervening summer session (with enrollment in three courses taught during a six-week session);
  2. Completion of 4 units of thesis research coursework in the sixth quarter of instruction;
  3. Completion of the master's thesis essay by the end of the sixth quarter.
For any questions, please contact the Department of English Manager, Beth Pace, at or (949) 824-6713.