12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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Language and Literacy graduates from The City University of New York find employment as instructors of college writing and humanities, adult literacy, ESL, and secondary English/ESL education and as administrators of college tutoring centers and adult literacy programs. 


The MA in Language and Literacy from The City University of New York prepares graduate students for careers as teachers of adults in both college and pre-college classrooms. Classes are conveniently scheduled during late afternoon and evening hours.

Program Requirements

To earn the L&L MA, a student must complete ten three-credit graduate courses (or 30 course credits). In addition, a student must fulfill the CCNY English Department foreign language requirement for graduate students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Models of Literacy
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Adult Learners of Language and Literacy 
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Basic Writing Theory, Research and Pedagogy
  • Digital Literacies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Application
  • Application fee of $75
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Language Test Requirements: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson (PTE) or Duolingo

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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