12 months
808 USD/credit 24240 USD/year
808 USD/credit 24240 USD/year
549 USD/credit 16470 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in English at Murray State University is a 30-hour degree comprising advanced coursework in research methods and content areas. 


It may be completed in as few as two years and is available fully online.


  • The English program at Murray State University is designed primarily for teachers in high schools and middle schools, prospective postsecondary instructors, students who want to lay foundations for doctoral work and persons who simply love literature. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • British Literature to 1760
  • American Literature
  • History of the English Language
  • Literature and Philosophy
  • Advanced Genre Study in Drama
  • Advanced Genre Study in Fiction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must comply with the Murray State University requirements.
  • Non-native English speakers must have a TOEFL score of 20 for each section of the iBT, an IELTS score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 or a previous degree earned from an accredited U.S. institution or successful completion of Level 6 of the Murray State ESL program.  
  • Undergraduate major or minor in English
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 808 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 808 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 549 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Murray

900 - 1400 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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