12 months
17579 USD/year
17579 USD/year
10151 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Truman State University is offering a range of graduate English courses online in 2020-2021, for part- and full-time English M.A. students, as well as for people who want to take a graduate course for fun, to test the waters, to fulfill continuing education requirements, or to qualify to teach AP or dual-enrollment courses.


Truman State University’s English M.A. program offers students the opportunity to:

  • explore literature, literary studies, composition theory, pedagogy, creative writing, and linguistics
  • engage with interdisciplinary fields such as disability studies, child studies, women’s and gender studies, cognitive science, and the digital humanities
  • earn badges in areas of particular professional expertise
  • delve more deeply into the study of a particular literary genre, time period, or cultural context

Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can personalize a course of study to suit your interests and professional goals and choose which culminating project best matches your aspirations:

  • a thesis that displays the close reading, analytical skills, and research tools you have acquired
  • a portfolio that showcases the breadth and variety of the creative and analytical work you have produced in the program
  • a creative project (a novel, memoir, collection of short stories, a cycle of poems, or other creative work) that has benefitted from the intensive feedback, revision, and reflection on the artistic process

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced Nonfiction Projects
  • Gender Studies
  • Advanced Creative Writing
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching Literature
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing
  • Topics in British and Commonwealth Literature
  • Topics in American Literature
  • Studies in Literary Genres
  • Topics in World Literature 
  • Studies in Literary Criticism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $40 fee
  • Professional statement (uploaded in online application)
  • Three letters of recommendation (submit recommender’s information in online application)
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities from which you earned college credit, including high school dual credit (Truman applicants do not need to submit Truman transcripts). 
  • Graduate Administrative Assistantships (GAA) and Graduate Teaching Research Assistant (GTRA) materials

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17579 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17579 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17579 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17579 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10151 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10151 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Kirksville

800 - 1300 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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