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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Boston, MA, United States
The MA graduate program in English from University of Massachussetts Boston encompasses both traditional approaches to English studies and reexaminations of those approaches. We offer a flexible program of study with three areas of concentration: literature, composition, and creative writing. Students often create an integrated program of study that includes courses from two or three areas.
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Overview

Program goals

One of the MA program’s central goals is to create a community of critical readers and writers. The courses of this English program from University of Massachussetts Boston are taught as small seminars with approximately 15 participants, offering students the opportunity for ongoing interaction with each other and with faculty in a challenging yet friendly academic environment. Coursework prepares students to complete an original, self-defined, faculty-advised final project or thesis.

Another of the MA program's goals is to offer unique research and teaching opportunities. For example, through a partnership between the English Department and the Boston Public Library, we offer seminars in the Library’s Rare Books Room; students gain experience working with rare books and artifacts. Our teaching assistant program offers a carefully sequenced series of experiences that include tutoring undergraduates, working as an apprentice teacher, and joining a team that creates its own courses. We also offer opportunities for internships, research assistantships, and independent study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Studies in Criticism: Philosophical Beast
  • Studies in Fiction: The Global Contemporary
  • Studies in Drama: Shakespearean Scene Writing
  • Studies in Literature and Film: Art Cinema and Ugly Feelings
  • Life Writing: The (Multimedia) Art of the Essay

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application deadline for national students: March 1st

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • GPA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Online Application and Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17466 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8948 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14529 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14529 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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