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English, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


In addition to offering one of the supreme human enjoyments, the study of literature enables students to enhance the ability most critical for success in an information-based economy -- the ability to communicate well. Many graduates of our program are teaching in public schools or at the community college level.

Others have found or created jobs for themselves in:
  • web-based publishing
  • technical writing
  • editing
  • trade publishing
  • law
  • television and radio production
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • bookstore management
  • corporate in-house education and training
  • university admissions
  • fund raising
  • script writing, and more.

Programme Structure

The literature courses focus on the analysis of poetry, drama, fiction, film, and other kinds of texts, including biography and memoir; on developing a critical vocabulary for describing the complexities of literary texts; on understanding the nature of literary conventions; on exploring the different traditions in British, American, and world literature; and on investigating developments in and the value of contemporary literary theory.

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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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

Applicants must satisfy both the SUS general requirements and the specific requirements of the Department of English M.A. in English Program.

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last two years (60 semester hours) of undergraduate course work and a score of 153 or better on the verbal section of the GRE. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place in the M.A. Program in English. Candidates need to demonstrate that their previous studies have given them the tools needed to complete successfully graduate level work.
  • A B.A. in English or related field

Tuition Fee

  • National

    1044 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1044 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    493 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 493 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Based on : Florida Resident:$493.68 ; Non-Florida Resident:$1044.42

Living costs for Jacksonville Beach

  • 900 - 1400 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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