Idaho State University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
26547 USD/year
26547 USD/year
9925 USD/year
Tuition fee
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English from Idaho State University prepares graduates for careers and for doctoral study in English and closely related fields. 


English from Idaho State University emphasizes study in English and American literature and requires course work in the English language and linguistics. A well-developed mentoring program provides supervised teaching experience in composition for students holding assistantships.

Graduates with English from Idaho State University will:

  • understand major literary traditions in British and U.S. cultures.
  • understand ways that literary works are shaped by and participate in broad cultural trends.
  • understand important theoretical approaches to the study of literature and culture.
  • analyze and synthesize on-going scholarly conversations in English studies and situate their arguments in relation to these conversations.
  • understand linguistic structures (i.e. language and/or rhetoric) and employ this understanding in their readings of texts and in their writing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Varieties of American English
  • Studies in Grammar
  • Special Topics in Linguistics
  • Linguistic Analysis
  • Old English
  • History of the English Language
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Theory of Second Language Acquisition
  • TESL Methodology
  • Linguistics
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Phonetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For national students deadlines are for priority application forms.




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • All undergraduate and any graduate transcripts, showing accumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 over the last 60+/- credits (90 +/- for quarters) undergraduate coursework.
  • GRE general test scores, a score at or above the 50th percentile on the verbal section of the GRE general test. Scores on the analytical writing section will also be considered in admission decisions.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from professors who know the student’s recent academic work.
  • A brief statement (about 500 words) of academic and professional goals.
  • A brief writing sample (about 5 pages)
  • English proficiency score
  • Names and contact information of recommenders
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26547 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26547 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26547 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26547 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9925 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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