Studyportals

English - Language Arts

University of Central Arkansas

M.A.
24 months
Duration
662 USD/credit
444 USD/credit
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The Master of Arts (MA) program in English allows students three options: a Literature option for those interested in advanced study of literature; a Medieval and Renaissance Option for students interested in focusing their graduate study more narrowly in those areas; and a Language Arts option for teachers interested in enhancing their content area knowledge. 

Overview

The Master’s in English program at UCA boasts stellar faculty, three tracks for completing the degree, unique opportunities beyond the classroom (graduate assistantships, internships, etc.), and a small program with a high faculty-to-student ratio. 

The MA in English is designed to do the following:

  • teach and have students retain knowledge about the periods, authors, genres, and critical theory germane to the study of English and American literature and about the English language on a level befitting graduate-level study; in the case of the Medieval/Renaissance option, retain knowledge about the early periods of English literature in the context of English and American literature as a whole, focusing on authors, genres, and critical theory germane to the study of English literature on a level befitting graduate-level study.
  • teach students to conduct and present graduate-level research, including the discovery, evaluation, integration, and documentation of primary and secondary sources.
  • teach students to read closely and to think critically about literary works in order to form a thorough understanding of those works, their complexities, and how they fit into the larger scope of English and American literature.
  • teach students to compose graduate quality writing that presents arguments in clear, mechanically sound prose and supports those arguments with evidence drawn from primary and secondary sources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Special Topics in Postcolonial Literature
  •  Seminar in English Literature 1900 to Present
  •  Seminar in American Literature 1900 to Present
  •  Readings in American Literature
  •  Literature of the Americas for Teachers
  •  Asian/Asian American Literature for Teachers
  •  Graduate Independent Study
  •  Advanced Topics in Discourse Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.7

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant must score a minimum of 4 on the writing section of the GRE.
  • The applicant must score a minimum of 153 on the verbal section of the GRE.
  • The applicant must submit a Statement of Purpose detailing why he or she wants to pursue this degree.
  • The applicant must have at least a 2.7 undergraduate GPA.
  • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      662 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 662 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      444 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 444 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

    Funding

    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.

    Our partners

    English - Language Arts
    -
    University of Central Arkansas

    Wishlist