M.A. On Campus


University of California, Davis

12 months
26544 USD/year
26544 USD/year
11442 USD/year
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The Department of English at the University of California, Davis, offers students the chance to pursue a literature Ph.D. in fields from the British Middle Ages and colonial America to global/postcolonial and U.S. contemporary literatures, with further strengths in literature and science, literature and environment, literary theory, translation, and gender studies.


Key facts

Faculty members’ interdisciplinary interests and affiliations with other programs complement the English program’s grounding at the University of California, Davis, in traditional genres and methods of literary analysis as well as emerging methodologies. This wide range also characterizes the M.A. degree in creative writing—students take workshops in both poetry and fiction, as well as literature seminars. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in English, or demonstrated skill in creative writing for careers as professional writers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory of Fiction
  • Poetics
  • Graduate Study in English 
  • British Literature before 1800 
  • American Literature 1865–present
  • Studies in Contemporary World Literature
  • Shakespeare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose, and the Personal History and Diversity Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • UC Davis requires academic records from each college-level institution you have attended
  • Application Fee ($105 domestic; $125 international)
  • 1-2 research or term papers written for English courses

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11442 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Davis

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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