DePaul University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
715 USD/credit
715 USD/credit
715 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The MA in English 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 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 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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

  • International

    715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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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Updated over a year ago

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