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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, CA,
The university 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.

About

The student seeking a degree must observe the general university requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog as well as the specific departmental requirements stated here.

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 included:

  • Medieval Literature 
  • Renaissance Literature 
  • Restoration and 18th-Century British Literature 
  • 19th-Century British Literature

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To apply for admission to the Master of Arts program in English, the student must fill out the proper forms obtained from and returned to the Admissions Office. (Contact the Graduate Coordinator for details on additional materials to be sent directly to the English Department.)  The Admissions Office will then send the application to the English Department where it will be accepted or rejected.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8274 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8274 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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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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