Montclair State University

24 months
1030 USD/credit
1030 USD/credit
713 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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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