12 months
1030 USD/credit 30900 USD/year
1030 USD/credit 30900 USD/year
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You may choose to specialize in one of the three concentrations within the English program from University of Dayton: Literary and Cultural Studies, Writing and Rhetoric, or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

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Key Features

Whether you are a full- or part-time student, the English program from 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.

Recent Creative Writing students have gone to complete the MFA at the University of Cincinnati and Bowling Green State University.

Since 2012, graduate students have presented over 40 conference papers at national, regional, and state conferences including CCCC's, RNF and College English Association of Ohio, among many others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Studies
  • Research & Professionalization in English
  • Literary Theory 
  • Studies in Criticism
  • Medieval English Literature
  • Chaucer
  • Early Renaisnce Lit
  • Topics in Shakespeare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are two application deadlines each year:

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


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1030 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1030 USD per credit during 12 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.


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