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English - Writing

William Paterson University of New Jersey

12 months
1157 USD/credit 38181 USD/year
1157 USD/credit 38181 USD/year
742 USD/credit 24486 USD/year
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The Department of English offers the opportunity for an education at undergraduate and graduate levels. The English - Writing program is offered by William Paterson University of New Jersey.


You may choose from courses in British, American, European, and world literature, including minority and Non-Western literatures; linguistics, interpretative methods, and both critical and creative writing; and other areas, such as those focusing on special movements, themes, and genres, including drama and film. Majoring in English will help to guide you towards a lifetime of reading pleasure and creative fulfillment, and it can also provide you with essential skills for a successful career. With its emphasis on close reading and writing skills and its training in critical thinking—skills that are crucial in today’s high-tech global economy—the English major will help you acquire the tools that will allow you to flourish in a wide variety of career paths in the private and public sectors, and will give you career flexibility in a constantly changing world.

Students have the option to concentrate in either literature or English - Writing . In this rigorous program, students gain a deep comprehension of literary figures and periods spanning the globe, as well as in-depth training in fiction and critical writing skills. The literature concentration offers students advanced study and enrichment in English and American literature and contextual studies, literary criticism, history of the language, and modern linguistics. The writing concentration offers aspiring writers, pre-professionals, teachers who wish to update their skills, and individuals interested in writing as process the structure to supply a solid foundation and enough flexibility to accommodate individual writing goals.

Our Mission

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution that offers an outstanding and affordable education to a diverse traditional and nontraditional student body through baccalaureate, graduate and continuing education programs. 

The University's distinguished teachers, scholars and professionals actively challenge students to high levels of intellectual and professional accomplishment and personal growth in preparation for careers, advanced studies and productive citizenship.  Faculty and staff use innovative approaches to research, learning and student support to expand students’ awareness of what they can accomplish.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary Modes of Criticism
  • Research and Thesis
  • Applied English Linguistics: Grammar and Style

For more information please visit the program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for admission to a master’s degree program must have completed an undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States or abroad. Foreign applicants must hold a degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

  • All transcripts and degree certificates/ diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction.
  • Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received.
  • A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign education credentials is required for most countries and should be forwarded to William Paterson University.
  • Diploma Supplements must accompany transcripts from institutions from countries that are part of the Bologna Accord.
  • A vocational track is not appropriate preparation for graduate admission.
  • Additional requirements are determined by individual graduate programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1157 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1157 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24486 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 742 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Passaic

1226 - 3019 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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