Humboldt State University

7676 USD/year
7676 USD/year
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The MA in English—with an emphasis in Applied English Studies—offers a comprehensive curriculum meant to prepare students for a range of pursuits. 


During the English program from Humboldt State University you’ll study how language acts upon the world in order to communicate effectively with diverse communities, in both print and digital media. You’ll participate in conversations about social justice, pedagogy, literature, writing, and representation that extend beyond the classroom and hone your skills in critical reading, writing, teaching, research, and digital humanities.

Working one-on-one with faculty and in a supportive cohort of emerging writers and scholars, you’ll apply learning in real-world settings—in the community, in the university library, in the classroom and writing center. The program values the deep connection between theory and practice and emphasizes hands-on learning through teaching assistantships, tutoring positions, and internships in digital humanities, ESL/EFL, library curating and archiving, teaching, editing, and tutoring.

Possible Careers:

  • Archivist/Curator
  • Art Center Director
  • Art Therapist
  • College Faculty
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Director
  • Editor (Book, Film, Media)
  • Freelance Writer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graduate Studies Introduction 
  • Cultural Studies Introduction 
  • Digital Humanities 
  • Teaching ESL Reading & Writing 
  • Theory of Rhetoric & Composition 
  • Reading and Writing Pedagogy 
  • Reading Historically
  • Problems in Form, Genre, Media 
  • Master’s Thesis Project

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34 alternative credits


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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.

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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The applicant holds an acceptable bachelor's degree earned at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or 

The applicant has completed equivalent academic preparation; and the applicant has satisfied any one of the following:

  • GPA of at least 2.5 in an acceptable earned bachelor's degree,
  • GPA of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) attempted;
  • The applicant holds an acceptable post baccalaureate degree earned at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association;
The applicant was in good standing at the last institution of higher education attended.

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