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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Helotes, TX, United States
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.   

Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

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.
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