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01/31/2018 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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 first 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 Exam Reading List

General Linguistics Exam Reading List

MA, TESL Option Exam Reading List 

Professional Writing Exam Reading List

Screen Studies Exam Reading List

Sociolinguistics Exam Reading List

Teaching English as a Second Language Exam Reading List