M.A. Essay Requirements

M.A. essay procedures & requirements

REEI and the University Graduate School have strict guidelines for the submission, defense, and acceptance of the M.A. essay. Students must comply with the following guidelines and timeline when preparing to defend their essay.

Graduate student guidelines

The REEI M.A. essay is normally written in the spring of the second year of graduate study while the student is enrolled in the R601 REEI seminar course. It may be based on a previous seminar paper completed in a disciplinary course. The R601 course provides you with an opportunity for guidance in revising a seminar paper and expanding its focus to meet the requirements for the M.A. essay. Students are advised to take at least one seminar course in their first year of study in which an extended research paper is required.