12 months
7886 USD/year
7886 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The English program at the Northwest Missouri State University is unique to the region in that most of our literature, writing, and creative writing classes are broadly conceived "umbrella" classes. 


About the Program

The specific content of these courses change each time the class is offered. This system allows students the variety and depth of experience that characterizes the effective English program at the Northwest Missouri State University.

The Department of Language, Literature, and Writing has twelve specialists -- eleven with doctorates and one with an M.F.A. -- teaching in our various areas of literature, language theory and pedagogy, and creative writing. Classes are small (generally five to fifteen students), and the professors are interesting, friendly, and very accessible. The work environment and the classes are very pleasant here, and our English graduate students form close working relationships. The Department offers five graduate assistantships, and English graduate students have assistantships in other departments around campus as well. English graduate assistants work twenty hours per week in The Writing Center.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Writing & Pedagogy: Bad Ideas and Writing 
  • Publication Skills 
  • Advanced Writing for the Professions 
  • Macbeth and Its Aftermath 
  • Young Adult Literature 
  • Studies in Genre: the Epic 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must be currently pursuing a B.A. or B.S. with a major in English or Writing at Northwest or transferring into one of these programs from another accredited institution within the United States
  • Students must apply for admission to the program no sooner than the end of the sophomore year (at least 60 hours of graded courses) and no later than the beginning of the final trimester of their undergraduate program
  • Students must submit their transcripts, a writing sample, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in a relevant discipline to the Graduate School
  • Students must also have an overall GPA >= 3.0 AND a major GPA >= 3.3. Students with a slightly lower GPA may be considered for conditional admittance to the program with a strong writing sample and recommendation letter

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3943 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3943 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Maryville

800 - 1300 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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