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English - Writing, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Designed for poets, writers of fiction and creative non-fiction, for professional writers in or aspiring to a career requiring high-level communication skills, for those who teach or aspire to teach in high school or college, and for those who wish to pursue further graduate work in English or a related field, the Master of Arts — English: Writing program offers advanced workshops in prose and poetry writing that emphasize professional production in literary genres. Other advanced courses focus on scientific and technical writing, rhetoric and composition pedagogy, literature, critical theory, and linguistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in Writing, Language, or Pedagogy
  • Story Writing Seminar
  • Poetry Writing Seminar
  • Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed application for graduate admission and the application fee,
  • official transcripts from all post secondary institutions previously attended,
  • a letter of intent that explains your academic and career goals and expectations, and
  • a writing sample, such as an undergraduate research paper (Literature and Textual Interpretation emphasis) or a fiction or poetry (Writing emphasis), that represents your best work.
  • A minimum of 24 credits in English. Deficiencies in credits will be made up at the undergraduate level.
  • An undergraduate grade-point average of 3.25 in English course work and 3.0 overall (or 3.15 in the second half of all undergraduate work) on a 4.0 scale.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1051 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1051 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    608 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 608 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    507 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 507 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Eau Claire

  • 1172 - 1950 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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