Courses: The Masters of Arts degree requires the completion of 30 points, of which at least 22 must be within SCA. No more than 6 points may be transferred from other graduates schools. Students must take the American Studies Seminar, AMST-GA 3301, and SCA Pro-Seminar: The Art of Research, AMST-GA 3310, in their first year and achieve a grade of B or better. The remaining 22 points are electives.
Capstone: To qualify for the M.A. degree, students must write a thesis at the conclusion of their final semester of coursework. By the beginning of the second semester students should select their thesis project advisor and confirm topic choice with advisor. By the end of the second semester students should submit a Thesis Proposal with summer research plan and chapters outlined. A first draft of the thesis should be submitted no later than two months into intended term of graduation (ex. Nov. for January graduates; March for May graduates). A final draft (approved by the advisor and a second reader) is due no later than two weeks prior to graduation deadline. The MA thesis should be based upon original research and should approximately 40 to 60 pages in length and determined in consultation with your thesis advisor.