M.A. On Campus


University of Dayton

24 months
1005 USD/credit 15075 USD/year
1005 USD/credit 15075 USD/year
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You may choose to specialize in one of the three concentrations within English studies at the University of Dayton: Literary and Cultural Studies, Writing and Rhetoric, or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key facts:

  • Whether you are a full- or part-time student, the master's degree in English studies at the University of Dayton  is designed to prepare you for professional success. Many of our students go on to successfully complete a Ph.D., and others refine their skills for professional development and advancement.
  • You will take a balanced program of courses to thoroughly prepare you for the next stage in your career.
  • Recent graduates have continued on to Ph.D programs in Literature and Rhetoric and Composition at institutions including Ball State, Bowling Green, Florida State, Kent State, Illinois State, Indiana University-Pennsylvania, Marquette, New Mexico, Ohio University, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and the University of Kentucky.

Programme Structure


  • Literary & Cultural Studies Concentration
  • Writing & Rhetoric Concentration
  • TESOL Concentration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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There are two application deadlines each year:

  • December 15 (for anyone who wishes to be considered for a teaching assistantship)
  • June 15


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants to the English program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • A personal statement. 
  • A writing sample of 8-10 pages (or the combined equivalent thereof if you do not have a paper of this length) that preferably contains a thesis-driven argument.
  • Teaching Concentration Only: a copy of current teaching license or an official letter from current school principal indicating that you are a full-time teacher.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15075 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1005 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15075 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1005 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Dayton

880 - 1352 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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