The MA with the Second Year Specialization

Each year a number of students find that they wish to pursue their graduate study in greater breadth and depth than is possible in our one-year MA program. They have the opportunity to apply for the MA with Second Year Specialization. Admission to this program is competitive and restricted to students who plan to pursue further graduate study in a PhD program. The MA with Second Year Specialization grants outstanding students the opportunity to spend an additional year in scholarly residence in order to build a closer intellectual relationship with CIR faculty, to pursue a more demanding MA thesis project, and to receive additional training in research methodology.

Students who wish to be considered for this program apply after completing their second quarter in CIR. These students should discuss their application with their assigned preceptor.