English, M.A. | Humboldt State University | Arcata, United States
24 months
4164 USD/year
4164 USD/year
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The MA in English at the Humboldt State University offers a broad curriculum meant to prepare students for a range of pursuits.


The MA in English at the Humboldt State University fosters the development of critical reading, writing, teaching, research and other scholarly skills through focused study of literary and cultural texts, pedagogical theory, curriculum development, composition and rhetoric, digital humanities, linguistics, and ESL/EFL. Students gain an advanced understanding of current disciplinary knowledge, including how texts circulate among audiences and how language shapes the world. 

We offer a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning in the form of teaching assistantships, tutoring positions, and internships in teaching, editing, library curating and archiving, digital humanities, tutoring, and ESL/EFL. With an emphasis on professional development, the program expands opportunities for K-12 teachers and prepares students for Ph.D. programs and jobs in college teaching as well as careers in publishing, editing, professional writing, librarianship, digital scholarship, and teaching English abroad. Students have considerable latitude in designing master’s projects that match their interests and the expertise of graduate faculty. 

Students completing this program will demonstrate:

  •  the ability to produce professional-quality, research-based analytical writing in various genres and/or media 
  • the use of a variety of interpretive strategies for analyzing multiple kinds of texts, including digital and new media production
  • engagement with theory and an ability to locate a text in its cultural and historical contexts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cultural Studies 
  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online at Cal State Apply
    • Application Fee of U.S. $70
    • Submit the Certification of Financial Support.
    • Submit Official Transcripts of Academic Records (translated to English)
    • Send Proof of English Proficiency
    • Send Photocopy of your passport

    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;

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2082 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2082 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Per Term

Living costs for Arcata

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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