12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The English MA degree offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is a comprehensive program that delves into the many facets of English: its literatures; its linguistic, social and cultural histories; and its capacities for persuasion, exposition and elucidation.


The English MA program from Arizona State University allows students to explore specific subject areas while working across a range of subdisciplines within English such as literary studies, rhetorical studies, composition and linguistics.

With an emphasis on teaching and research, the program includes electives to encourage students to pursue interdisciplinary inquiry and the culminating experience primes graduates for critical and eloquent engagement with the world beyond the university.

Equally suited to prepare candidates for doctoral study or to advance the careers of area educators in the language arts, the degree also prepares graduates to begin careers in one of the many professions that value creativity, critical thinking and highly skilled communication.

Career Opportunities

The ability to influence and motivate behavior through the power of well-crafted language is a skill valued in every industry dependent upon customers, employees, suppliers or investors.

Graduates with a master's degree in English are able to use language to accomplish organizational goals; possess advanced critical thinking abilities and advanced skills for clear and effective verbal communication; are able to construct well-supported and persuasive arguments; can perform complex textual analysis; are knowledgeable about historical trends in written discourse; have an awareness of the role of literary discourse in broader social and historical contexts; and have the ability to engage in big picture thinking.

Career examples include:

  • advertising copywriting
  • business communication
  • community college teaching
  • digital copywriting
  • editing
  • educational consulting
  • grant writing
  • journalism
  • market research
  • media research
  • nonprofit consulting
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • secondary teaching (as continuing education)
  • social media management
  • technical writing
  • web content management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Critical Theories
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies, Theory and Practice
  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Methods and Issues in Teaching Language
  • History of the English Language
  • Old English Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program; or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • statement of purpose
  • three letters of recommendation
  • an academic writing sample (preferred) or professional writing sample
  • resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • GRE scores (if applicable)
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Peoria

940 - 1390 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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