The University of Texas at San Antonio

24 months
51928 USD/year
51928 USD/year
16872 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in English offers the student an opportunity to acquire a general knowledge of literatures written primarily in English, to understand the historical and cultural contexts in which that literature was produced, to develop skills in critical analysis, and to conduct literary, rhetorical, and linguistic research.   


The program enables students to advance in the field of English by studying various approaches to diverse literatures, preparing to teach literature and writing, and developing the intellectual and critical skills necessary for professional advancement. The program provides a firm foundation for further study at the doctoral level and it offers a model of study that prepares students for the twenty-first century challenges of cultural diversity.

Why pursue a Master of Arts in English at UTSA?

  • We have a diverse and highly trained faculty who offer a range of courses in American, British, Multiethnic, and World literatures.
  • We offer graduate-level certificates in Creative Writing and Rhetoric-Composition.
  • We offer study abroad opportunities in London, England; Toledo, Spain; and Urbino, Italy.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Topics in Literary Genres
  •  Development of Rhetoric and Composition
  •  Theory and Practice of Teaching Literature
  •  Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition
  •  Medieval Literature
  •  Renaissance Literature
  •  Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
  •  Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  •  Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  •  Topics in the Study of Literature
  •  British and American Literature, 1900–1950
  •  British and American Literature, 1950–The Present
  •  World Literatures in English
  •  Latina/o Literature
  •  Women and Literature
  •  African American Literature
  •  Topics in American Literature
  •  Topics in Major English Authors
  •  Theoretical and Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online - Graduate Application
  • Domestic Application Fee: $50 / International Application Fee: $90
  • All applicants must submit the completed application with all of the required materials to complete their application
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Test Scores
  • Personal Statement/Letter of Intent/Artist Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Any additional application requirements may be uploaded

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25964 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    51928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25964 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    16872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8436 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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