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English - English Teaching, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) , MT,
Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents.


Graduate students have two options for completing the M.A. in English (Teaching Option): Strand One is designed to extend and enrich the professional development of experienced middle school and high school teachers of English language arts. Strand Two is designed for individuals who have a B.A. in English or related field and who wish to be licensed to teach English at the secondary level (grades 5-12) while they work on the M.A. in English (Teaching Option).

With additional coursework, field experiences, and student teaching, individuals may receive secondary english licensure and an M.A. in English. After admission to the M.A. in English (Teaching Option), Graduate students must apply to the Teacher Educatiom Program in Curriculum & Instruction in order to take licensure courses at the graduate level. Strand Two is also appropriate for individuas who wish to learn teaching pedagogy but do not need secondary licensure.

Programme Structure

The M.A. in English (Teaching Option) offers a balance of advanced studies in composition, linguistics, literature, critical theory and pedagogy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • application must be uploaded in the Graduate School application no later than January 6.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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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General Requirements

  • First: Complete the Online Application 
  • Self-report GRE scores;
  • Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including GPA);
  • 3 Letters of recommendation;
  • Upload a short (100-300 word) essay of personal goals for graduate study;
  • Upload an expository writing sample (a critical essay or research paper);
  • If you are interested in a teaching assistantship fill out the TA application and upload it. 
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Second: Request official scores and transcripts:
  • Request that your official GRE scores are sent to The University of Montana using school code 4489 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Missoula

  • 1000 - 2080 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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