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Tarleton State University

18 months
14829 USD/year
14829 USD/year
7467 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The English program at Tarleton State University is designed to enrich and enhance education in literature, rhetoric, and eloquence in language.


Designed With You in Mind

The Thesis Track of the English program at Tarleton State University is designed primarily for students planning to pursue a career in collegiate teaching and prepares them to continue their studies with a doctoral degree. The Non-Thesis Track is designed primarily for students who desire to pursue secondary-level teaching careers. Choosing between these two tracks enables students to meet their academic needs and career goals.

Program Objectives

  • Provide students with the skills that are necessary for teaching dual-credit courses, as well as for the responsibility that comes with being an adjunct faculty member or professor at the collegiate level.
  • Offer coursework in professional writing that will prepare graduates to enter the growing and lucrative technical writing/editing field, as well as careers in journalism, educational administration, and many areas of business.
  • Equip our graduates with the necessary training they will need in order to be successful in the field.
  • Provide students with personal program advising from start to finish and flexible course delivery options (including full summer listings) in order to accommodate busy schedules.
  • Provide an exciting, interactive, and demanding course of study.

Career Opportunities

Obtaining a Master of Arts in English will open doors to many different careers, such as:

  • Managing Editor
  • Director of Communications
  • Content Editor
  • Teaching at the collegiate level

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in American Literature
  • Studies in the English Language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Studies in Rhetoric
  • Grant and Proposal Writing
  • Studies in Modern Fiction

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours
  • Writing sample
  • 3 references
  • Submit online graduate admissions application
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable processing fee
  • Submit a statement of purpose of 600 words or less
  • A transcript evaluation must be completed by an approved agency which includes all previous academic course work, as well as a complete description of courses and overall GPA (course-by-course evaluation)
  • International applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores as a part of the application process
  • Required of students studying on-campus, in the U.S. only: To obtain a Form I-20 for your studies at Tarleton, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient funding
  • If you choose to stay in one of our Residence Halls, fill out the Housing Application
  • Medical Information

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14829 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    14829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14829 USD per year during 18 months.
  • In-State

    7467 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7467 USD per year during 18 months.


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