M.A. On Campus

English Literature and Publishing

DePaul University

24 months
729 USD/credit 17496 USD/year
729 USD/credit 17496 USD/year
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The MA in English Literature and Publishing program from DePaul University provides an intensive knowledge of British and American English literature, as well as a robust set of skills in scholarship and criticism, allowing you to innovate in your chosen field.


The program features rigorous training in:

  • The history and structure of the English language
  • Literary criticism and theory
  • Analytical writing and research
  • Pedagogy
  • Literary periods

Earn additional graduate certificates in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges and Digital Humanities.

Our flexible English Literature and Publishing program from DePaul University can be completed in two years. You may also take longer or advance more quickly depending on credit load. Classes are offered weekday evenings on the Lincoln Park Campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Book And Media History
  • Literary Theory
  • Structure Of Modern English
  • History Of The English Language
  • History Of English Prose Style
  • Language And Style For Writers
  • Stylistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, though we encourage you to submit your materials 10 weeks prior to the quarter in which you wish to enroll.


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application.
  • Official transcripts detailing course work from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  • A personal statement of approximately 500 words, describing your relevant preparation and interest in literature, your immediate goals in applying to DePaul's MA in English program, and your plans for the future.
  • A representative sample of academic or professional writing that strongly indicates your ability to do well with advanced literary history and criticism.
  • An application fee of $40. This fee can be paid online through the application portal or you may submit a check. Please make checks payable to DePaul University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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