English, M.A. | Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, United States
12 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University offers a thirty-hour Masters degree in English with an additional concentration in research for those who desire to conduct a thesis project.


About the Program

The flexible degree English program at Virginia Commonwealth University enables students to develop intellectually in a stimulating and supportive environment. Designed for students seeking study beyond a bachelor’s degree, the program prepares graduates subsequently to pursue a doctorate, teach in secondary or higher education, or obtain other positions in the public and private sector.

Program Concentrations

  • MA-Research (Specialized Focus) – for students pursuing advanced English studies with an emphasis on research, criticism, and methodology.  Suitable for students considering a PhD or for those desiring to write an MA thesis. Students may choose to focus their coursework in either Literature or Writing and Rhetoric.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Children's Literature 
  • Applied English Linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Studies in British Literature and Culture
  • Young Adult Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application to graduate study, including the application for Virginia in-state tuition
  • The $70 application fee (payable by credit card through the VCU Online Application)
  • A personal statement (statement of purpose)
  • Declare (check appropriate box) your intention to enroll part time, full time, and/or full time with consideration for possible assistantship.
  • A PDF or MSWord doc file of an academic writing sample ranging from 10-20 double-spaced pages
  • Three letters of reference are required
  • Transcripts from each undergraduate institution you attended
  • Official scores for the GRE General Test are no longer required (but can still be submitted if desired)

Tuition Fee

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    25956 USD/year
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  • National

    25956 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

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