English, M.A. - Advising
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After you submit your application to the master’s in english there are a few things you can do to ensure your file is complete and reviewed by the admissions committee as quickly as possible.
Letters of recommendation. We recommend that you follow-up with your recommenders to ensure that they have received the request and are able to complete the request to provide a recommendation. You can remind your recommenders or update recommenders by visiting MyASU.
Official transcripts. The number one reason that decisions are delayed is because the unofficial transcripts are not complete, do not show prerequisite coursework (when applicable), do not have the applicant name, or the institution name. Please request an official copy of your transcript be submitted to Arizona State University as quickly as possible.
If unofficial transcripts are not uploaded at the time of application, official transcripts will be required to be submitted before your application will move forward for admission review.
The status of your application is available by logging in to MyASU. After a file is in committee it should take less than 14 days for an admission decision. Please monitor your email as our admissions team will reach out to you with any questions and to provide updates.
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The MA English program requires 30 credit hours including a 3 credit hour culminating experience.
ASU Catalog and Degree Search: English, MA
What is the Interactive Plan of Study (iPOS)?
The Interactive Plan of Study (iPOS) functions as an agreement between the student, the academic unit, and the ASU Graduate College. It will support you as you make progress toward your degree requirements. (Learn More)
The iPOS allows you to plan for your course load, can guide registration each term, and provides an anticipated timeline for degree completion.
How do I select courses for my iPOS?
At the time of admission to a graduate program in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences students are provided with a sequence of courses for the first semester and then work closely with the staff and faculty advisors to determine a successful path to degree completion.
How to create an iPOS?
To access the iPOS: Login to My ASU. From the My Programs box, under the Programs tab, select iPOS. Select Graduate Interactive Plan of Study (iPOS). Note: Pop up blockers may need to be turned off. You will find instructions for submitting the iPOS in the downloadable how-to guide.
This is a cohort based program. Please work closely with your staff academic advisor to review your required coursework each semester and your anticipated graduation semester.
ENG 597 Graduate Capstone Seminar (3 credit hours)
This course guides students through the completion of their capstone projects. The capstone is the integrating project completed at the end of the program of study. The capstone will most often take the form of a traditional research paper or applied project in literary scholarship, composition or rhetorical studies, or linguistics. Students prepare and submit a capstone project proposal in ENG 591, the term before beginning the project. The proposal, which must be approved by the instructor of record for ENG 591 (the Seminar in which students prepare the proposal), outlines the nature of the project and the work’s original contribution to the relevant fields of scholarship.
Capstone Course Eligibility and Registration
The capstone course is completed in a student’s final semester of study. To be eligible for an override to enroll in the culminating experience a student must:
- Have an approved iPOS with no course errors
- Resolve all items listed under Priority Tasks affecting registration in the My ASU Portal
- Meet the minimum 3.00 GPA in each Plan of Study GPA, Overall Graduate GPA, Cumulative GPA.
- If one or more of the GPAs is below the required minimum and can increase to a 3.00 with successful completion of the capstone, registration will be permitted.
- If a student becomes ineligible before the start of the culminating experience they will be removed from the course by New College Graduate Student Services. Prior to registration a student who is issued an override will receive an email with the appropriate section line number. If a student does not meet eligibility requirements as outlined above they will need to contact NCGradAdvising@asu.edu.