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English Studies and Communications, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students in the English Studies and Communications program at Valparaiso University gain practical experience through a hands-on practicum in teaching, writing, or related fields such as curriculum development

Opportunities

Graduates of the English Studies and Communication program have worked as professional writers, in business, non-profit, and humanitarian work, and in k-12 settings and in universities in the U.S. and internationally.  

Students who have completed the English Studies and Communication degree, with or without the optional TESOL certificate, have also pursued further study in doctoral programs in English literature, Education, Linguistics, and TESOL and Composition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar in the Humanities
  • Seminar in the Fine Arts
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Advanced Composition
  • History of the English Language
  • New Literacies, Technologies and Culture of Writing
  • Topics in American Literature and Culture

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    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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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

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university
    • Valpo’s graduate application
    • Official transcripts from all university courses you’ve taken
    • Two recommendation letters from professors or employers
    • A statement of purpose that describes why you are applying to Valpo, your interest in the degree program, and how it affects your personal and professional development
    • Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 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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