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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
, NY,
The master of arts in English program is designed to provide flexibility in meeting individual student interests while ensuring a broad understanding of the significant areas within the professional study of English. The program builds upon students’ undergraduate work in English by offering the opportunity to study several different areas of concentration in depth. 

About

SUNY Buffalo State has been offering graduate degree programs since 1945. Twenty-two areas of specialization in the master's of science in education are offered—more choices in graduate education study than any other SUNY school. While teacher education remains a tradition, specialized graduate degree programs in art conservation, creative studies (courses on campus and online), adult education (program online), applied economics, and higher education student affairs administration are unique to SUNY.

Buffalo State's unique graduate programs combine current theory with advanced practical training for today's workplace.

Applied programs include music education (Mus.M), great lakes ecosystem science, public and nonprofit management (MPA), museum studies, professional applied and computational mathematics, science education, and students with disabilities 7-12 generalist and students with disabilities 7-12 subject extensions offer exceptional opportunities for professional advancement.

Other notable graduate degree programs include criminal justice, industrial technology, applied economics, biology, English, history, and multidisciplinary studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research in Language and Literature must be taken in student’s first term.
  • Ideology and Literature
  • Literature and Social Justice
  • Literary Criticism
  • British Literature
  • American Literature
  • non-American, non-British literature

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    79

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in English and 2.75 overall.
  • 36 credit hours in English, at least 27 of which must be in English literature, exclusive of basic college writing.
  • Students must demonstrate competency in written English by submitting a writing sample of their best academic work. Students for whom English is an alternate language are required to submit evidence of passing TOEFL scores, as required by the SUNY system for international students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11105 USD/year
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  • National

    11105 USD/year
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  • In-State

    5435 USD/year
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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