Literature Program

MA Comps: Introduction

Beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year, pursuant to revisions to the master’s-level curriculum and the MA-Lit program approved by the Literature faculty in December 2007, all MA-Lit students are required to pass an MA Comprehensive Examination as their capstone experience in the graduate program and their final proof of qualification for their degree.

The following pages are intended to make the process of and the rationale for the exam as transparent as possible, and to provide students with models of best practices: