Is graduate school in your future? The accelerated BA/MA program in Texts, Technologies, and Literature (TTL) here at UMBC is an excellent option worth considering if you are a sophomore or junior with a 3.0 minimum GPA (and a 3.5 GPA in English). This innovative program is designed for students who are considering an academic or teaching career as well as those entering a variety of other professions—ones that may involve communications, text production and analysis, and digital media. It also enables students to further their understanding of literature and a broad array of other texts, including digital, academic, and those we use everyday. The BA/MA program is therefore an exciting opportunity to propel your English education, supported by a growing faculty of scholars and innovators in their field.
Through the TTL program, some of our students have gone on to pursue additional education in law school and doctoral programs across the country, eager to make a difference in communities near and far. Others have used the knowledge and skills gained through our program to publish and present at conferences, sharing their work with the world. This includes students such as:
- Trevor Ruben, ’17, who published an article, “Why Micotransaction and Loot Boxes Are Destroying Games,” in Rolling Stone after completing a dynamic thesis on the unique aspects of decision design in video games
- Joseph Nash, ’17, who presented a paper entitled, “Vipassana and The Pale King: Toward a More Useful Spiritual Vocabulary,” inspired by his research for his MA thesis on David Foster Wallace’s Pale King
- Deborah Kadiri, ’16, who published a modified version of her portfolio work as “Social Media Meets Social Justice: The Role of the Hashtag in the Contemporary Conversation on Race” in Critical Insights: Civil Rights Literature, Past & Present (Salem 2017)