English, M.A. | California State University East Bay | Hayward, United States
12 months
15557 USD/year
15557 USD/year
8429 USD/year
Tuition fee
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California State University East Bay offers the Master of Arts degree in English. Although there is no separate degree offered in creative writing, it is possible to satisfy the thesis option for the M.A. in English by work in fiction, poetry, or drama.


Students seeking a degree in English at California State University East Bay must observe the general university requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog as well as the specific departmental requirements stated here.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an M.A. in English from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  • analyze and interpret various kinds of diverse texts in clear and cogent prose;
  • discuss diverse theoretical perspectives about literature, pedagogy, or  linguistics;
  • demonstrate facility with conducting research in traditional/nontraditional ways, including print and electronic library research and data analysis;
  • demonstrate the ability to learn collaboratively and independently.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medieval Literature 
  • Renaissance Literature 
  • African-American Literature 
  • Ethnic American Literature 
  • Women’s Literature 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you were educated outside of the U.S., you must have earned a degree equivalent to a 4-year U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
  • English language proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV / Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8429 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8429 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 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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