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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
In the Master's program, students may choose course work in British Literature, American Literature, International Literature, or Writing Studies to complement the required core courses and electives. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to participate in sophisticated scholarly discourse, both orally and in writing.


The program serves as continuing training for in-service teachers and as preparation for doctoral-level work, as well as providing intellectual enrichment. A significant number of M.A. graduates have, in recent years, gone on to doctoral programs at major universities or to teaching positions at community colleges. Others have found the program to be both useful and enhancing to careers in business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville
  • American Realism
  • Modern American Fiction
  • Modern American Poetry
  • Recent American Fiction
  • American Drama
  • Black American Women Writers
  • Independent Study in American Literature
  • Seminar in American Literature
  • International Literature
  • Ancient Tragedy
  • Ancient Epic
  • The Romantic Movement
  • Ibsen, Strindberg, and Shaw
  • Major Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora
  • Trends in the Contemporary Novel
  • Film Studies
  • Science Fiction
  • Independent Study: International Literature
  • Seminar in International Literature
  • Writing Studies
  • Teaching Writing Through Literature
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing
  • Research in Writing Studies
  • Graduate Writing Seminar
  • Rhetorical Theories and the Teaching of Writing
  • Seminar in Writing Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
  • GRE scores
  • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    713 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 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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