12 months
783 USD/credit 23490 USD/year
783 USD/credit 23490 USD/year
498 USD/credit 14940 USD/year
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The English program from University of Central Arkansas is characterized not only by their rigorous instruction in critical reading and writing, but also by their dynamic, polyvocal nature. 


Key Features

Students are the central pole around which all UCA English courses orbit; student voices are welcomed and developed inside and outside the classroom, and on the page. One can read more about our classrooms, and especially about how our faculty members select texts and topics to share with students, here.

Perhaps that all sounds intriguing to you, and yet you nevertheless find yourself worrying about whether an undergraduate or graduate degree in English is practical. After all, many of today’s job markets are globally competitive. We can assure you that the study of English today remains eminently practical. The truth of today’s job markets is that they change so quickly that a savvy approach to an undergraduate education or an MA degree cannot solely consider the salary one earns in his or her first, second, or even third job.

That’s short-term thinking about a long-term investment. Instead, a savvy approach to one’s degree must foreground of the habits of mind and character that that study will inculcate. In this, English plays second fiddle to no other discipline. Studying the English program from University of Central Arkansas will make you a stronger reader, writer, and oral communicator; you will become more comfortable exploring diverse cultures and traditions, and challenging diverse ideas and ideologies. Furthermore, you will learn how to disagree without being disagreeable—a skillset in dramatically short supply today.

Most importantly, through the study of English, you will develop greater self-knowledge and self-confidence. By learning to read the stories of others carefully and generously, and by learning how those stories are crafted, you learn to read and write your own story. It is in this way that English becomes an especially practical pathway to a career and life about which you can be proud.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Structure of the English Language
  • Literacy Theory and Criticism
  • Research Methods in English
  • Educational Linguistics
  • Manuscripts and Texts
  • Shakespeare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

In some instances, late applications may be considered.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a scale of 4.00 OR at least a 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA on any graduate course work taken at another accredited institution
  • Test Scores –  Most of our programs do not require standardized test scores. If the program requires scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or GMAT, the scores must be less than five years old. Register to take the GRE on the ETS website and send your scores to UCA.  UCA’s GRE institution code is 6012. See the UCA Graduate Bulletin for program-specific admission requirements.
  • Program-specific admission requirements – These vary by program and include items such as test scores, interviews, etc.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 783 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 783 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 498 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Conway

878 - 1274 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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