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Rhode Island College

12 months
943 USD/credit
943 USD/credit
485 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The English Department at Rhode Island College prepares its graduate students to read, write, and think critically about literature and culture on an advanced level. 


By offering a broad range of English courses at Rhode Island College, we allow students to expand their knowledge about literature, theory, and criticism; by working with students individually on directed studies, exams, or theses, we give students the opportunity to explore a subject in depth and to develop expertise in a particular area. 

Why Rhode Island College?

In this program you will read, write, and think critically about literature and culture on an advanced level. From the minute you begin your time at Rhode Island College you will be exposed to a variety of theoretical and pedagogical approaches. Students must choose to follow either a thesis or examination plan. With only one required course, you may select the remaining courses in your program. This program offers a broad range of courses, allowing you to expand your knowledge about literature, theory, and criticism.

Learning outcomes

The Creative Writing program allows students to expand their knowledge of and proficiency in the crafts of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. All of the graduate programs in English prepare students to function as literary professionals, whether as teachers, writers, or scholars.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Topics in Composition Theory and Rhetoric
  • Topics in Cultural Studies
  • Topics in Feminist Theory and Literature
  • Topics in Ethnic American and/or African American Literatures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefund​able application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in 24 credit hours of upper-level courses in English language and literature.
  • A 7-10 page writing sample that demonstrates the candidate's abilities in reading, research, and critical thinking about literary texts.
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least two from English professors.
  • A 1-2 page Statement of Intent outlining your goals for the program and your relevant background.
  • A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    943 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 943 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    943 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 943 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    485 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 485 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 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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