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English, M.A.

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About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    34 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7676 USD/year
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  • National

    7676 USD/year
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Living costs for Arcata

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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