M.A. On Campus


Fordham University

24 months
1442 USD/credit
1442 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Fordham University's M.A. in English program features seminars in English and American literature in the full range of periods and genres. Enrollment in the program may be full- or part-time.


 English Program Highlights

  • Improve close reading skills
  • Write with greater precision, creativity, and rigor
  • Attain a complex knowledge of literature from different periods
  • Learn and demonstrate knowledge of various theoretical approaches to the study of literature
  • Develop a fuller understanding of research strategies and practices

Program Basics

  • Fordham University students must complete ten courses (30 credits) 
  • Demonstrate reading knowledge of one foreign language (0 credits) of French, German, Italian, Latin, or Spanish
  • Complete an MA Capstone Writing Project (3 credits)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • British literature 1485-1800 
  • British literature after 1800 
  • American literature before 1900 
  • American literature since 1900 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Early admission applicants are not required to take the GRE exam or pay an application fee. Should you choose to apply for early admission to the M.A. program in English, please email Prof. John Bugg ( as soon as possible, and submit our application anytime between now and Monday, April 25. Two recommendation letters from Fordham English faculty members are required with your application – if you are uncertain of how to go about this, or have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch with Prof. Bugg directly.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1442 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1442 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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Updated over a year ago

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