Department of English

MA Portfolio


In the M.A. program, students are required to develop a portfolio of written work, typically during the term prior to graduation. The successful completion of the portfolio is the last requirement before a student can be cleared by the registrar for graduation.  


What is the purpose of the portfolio?  

  • Portfolios serve as a potential resource when students apply for jobs or to graduate and professional programs.   
  • Portfolios allow students to reflect on their experiences as an MA student and integrate them into their personal and professional goals. 
  • Portfolios provide a means of assessing the MA program’s curriculum and goals.  
The graduate coordinator will reach out to students with additional information about the portfolio.