M.A. On Campus


Seton Hall University

24 months
1354 USD/credit
1354 USD/credit
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The versatile MA in English at Seton Hall University helps you write your success story, whether you want advanced professional writing skills for a career in copywriting, grants, development, marketing, or PR; whether you aspire to get into a prestigious MFA, PhD, or JD program;  whether you just love literature and want to continue to grow as a writer and thinker.


The curriculum offered by Seton Hall University enables you to personalize your degree: students may pursue a concentration "spoke" in creative writing, writing, or literary studies in addition to a foundational "hub" of courses that teach advanced research, British and American literature, and critical theory. Choose from our courses in Literary Editing and Publishing, Digital Humanities, and innovative approaches to all the major fields of Anglophone literature. 

For creative writers, we offer a bridge to the New York City literary scene; we consistently place students in prestigious internships at venues such as One Story; and we place our graduates in top MFA programs with funding.

The programme

The English Department takes a holistic approach to literary studies, emphasizing both reading and advanced writing skills. All students complete a 12-credit “hub” of core requirements, which include literature, research and criticism courses. Then they choose to focus on one of three “spokes”: literature, writing or creative writing. In all three formats, students find engaging class discussions, connect with faculty mentors and receive one-on-one guidance to meet their goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary Research
  • American literature elective
  • British literature elective
  • The Art and Craft of Writing
  • Modern Rhetoric and Writing
  • Scientific and Technical Writing
  • Composition Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Graduate Application with Fee 
  • Résumé 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
  • Official Transcript(s) 
  • GRE General Exam Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1354 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1354 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for South Orange

1702 - 4188 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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