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English - Teaching of Writing and Literature

George Mason University

12 months
Duration
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
524 USD/credit
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About

The master of arts in English at George Mason University offers students the opportunity to enhance their skills of reading, writing, research and teaching with the English - Teaching of Writing and Literature concentration.

Overview

Students can work in and across concentrations in literature, professional writing, rhetoric, cultural studies, film, folklore, linguistics, and the teaching of writing and literature.

It offers the MA in field-specific concentrations as well as the opportunity to combine a concentration in one field with a certificate from another one. Many students use the English - Teaching of Writing and Literature MA for professional enhancement, or as an entry into teaching, professional writing, or doctoral study.

Students in the concentrations of cultural studies, literature, and teaching of writing and literature must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in a foreign language in one of the following ways: submitting an undergraduate (or continuing education) transcript that includes courses corresponding to intermediate proficiency; completing a George Mason University foreign language course numbered 202 or higher; passing a proficiency exam administered by the English department.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research in English Studies
  • Pedagogical Research
  • Proseminar in Composition Instruction
  • Workshop in English
  • Proseminar in Teaching the Reading of Literature 
  • Composition Theory
  • Studies in Rhetoric
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Field Work in Applied Linguistics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    524 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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