The M.A.program enables the student to engage with depth and rigour in the discipline. It also enourages the student to identify a research area and gain some knowledge of that area as she works closely with a faculty member on an 8000-word thesis.
The M.A. degree is awarded on the completion of 16 courses comprising 14 compulsory courses (including a supervised essay course in the final semester) and 2 optional courses. Each course in the program is worth 4 credits.