English Requirements, M.A. | Duquesne University | Pittsburgh, United States
12 months
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
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Craft your English Requirements degree around your interests by selecting from a wide variety of exciting courses in literature. Duquesne University will help prepare you to make a difference. It's time for bigger goals.


The Duquesne University program has two tracks: English Requirements and Literature and Writing. Recent graduates from each track have gone on to careers in business, education, non-profits and journalism, as well as doctoral programs in literature and composition and rhetoric.

What you'll study

In addition to the nationally recognized strengths in Modernism, American literature and early British literature, we have faculty interested in gender studies, the history of the book, ecocriticism, material culture, theater, poetics and other interdisciplinary topics. A strong mentoring program helps students acclimate to life in graduate school and guides students in their professional pursuits. 

Full-time students receive a 25% discount percent on their tuition. Additional funding is available through departmental and university assistantships and teaching fellowships.  Please contact Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Tom Kinnahan for details and application procedures for those additional funding opportunities.  Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Pittsburgh, our department offers small classes, individual attention from dedicated professors, and an energetic and welcoming graduate community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aims and Methods of Literary Scholarship
  • British Literature prior to 1800
  • American Literature prior to 1900

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s) recording all baccalaureate work, along with degree, from an accredited undergraduate college or university. If you are currently taking classes, please submit your transcript once grades have been posted. 
  • A 3.0 grade average, based on a four point scale, in the final two years of undergraduate work is normally required.
  • Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant’s academic studies or, in some cases, work experience.  (Note:  The department does not contact recommenders. Letters should be submitted through the University's online system.)
  • A brief (1-2 page) statement of the applicant’s purpose in seeking the Master of Arts degree.
  • A sample of the applicant’s academic writing (normally a critical paper written for an English course, 10-20 pages).
  • A résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • An official score report indicating satisfactory performance on TOEFL examination (applicable to international students only).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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