12 months
13678 USD/year
13678 USD/year
9108 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department offers graduate studies leading to the Master of Arts in English at the University of New Orleans with concentrations in American Literature, British Literature, and Professional Writing, all of which prepare students for careers in teaching, writing, and a wide variety of professional fields or further graduate study leading to the doctorate. 


The Master of Arts program features advanced study in British and American literature, as well as professional writing and editing. The English program at the University of New Orleans requires students to complete one of three areas of concentration.


The Master of Arts program is sufficiently flexible to accommodate a range of academic interests and to help prepare students for several different career paths.

Our graduates have gone on to choose one of four options: to pursue the doctoral degree; to teach in secondary schools, junior colleges, colleges, and universities; to undertake further professional training, such as in law or library science; or to work as professional or technical writers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Nonfiction Literature
  • The Craft of Fiction
  • Special Studies in Language and Literature
  • Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Writing Poetry
  • New Orleans Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree or international equivalent will be considered for conditional admission.
  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13678 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13678 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9108 USD per year during 12 months.

Summer: $335 per credit

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 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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