Our students enter our program expecting to use the M.A. as preparation for admission into a Ph.D. program. We accept around 8-9 students eachyear, so they enjoy particularly close interactions with faculty. Every student receives a teaching or research assistantship.
Our undergraduate program is one of the largest at William & Mary, and the undergraduate students tend to be very involved in faculty research projects. This gives our graduate students ample opportunities for leadership roles both in the classroom and in the research laboratory.