12 months
15864 USD/year
15864 USD/year
7840 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The English MA program offered at University of South Florida is a continuation of the B.A. with greater depth in literary knowledge and an introduction and implementation of methods, standards, and conventions of scholarship on literature. 


The English MA program offered at University of South Florida is a generalist degree with broad-based distribution requirements, but it has the flexibility to study cutting-edge theories and newly emerging fields of interests (including cultural and comparative studies, ethnic literatures, and genre studies such as film).  

The department also offers a M.A. in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. It is designed to produce teacher-scholars who have solid, foundational knowledge of critical theory, PTC theory and practice, and composition pedagogy, as well as a specialized knowledge in their field of concentration.

Future opportunities

The MA in English prepares candidates for a variety of professional careers and/or further graduate study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in African American Literature
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Studies in Criticism and Theory
  • Studies in Old English
  • Studies in Middle English
  • Studies in Sixteenth-Century British Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.A. in English
  • GRE Scores
  • Undergraduate GPA 3.50
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Scholarly writing sample of approximately 2500 words (ten double-spaced pages) excluding bibliography or works cited; applicants may excerpt from a longer essay. Generally, the committee seeks to review academic writing from an English course.
  • A two-to-three page personal statement describing the student’s background, purpose for attending graduate studies, and career goals
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15864 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7840 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 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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