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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The program is distinctive in its emphasis on humanities computing as a research tool and as a system for imparting, accessing, and using information. It is further distinctive in its pragmatic approach to the study of literature, language, and rhetoric  because some emphasis will be placed upon how the knowledge and skills learned can be used for utilitarian purposes. 


The Master of Arts in English is designed for (1) those individuals who have the traditional bachelor’s degree in English and allied fields (i.e., language arts, humanities, etc.) and wish to supplement that degree with training in literary and rhetorical theory and humanities computing, (2) those who now teach on the secondary or collegiate levels and wish to investigate literary and rhetorical theories and practices, and (3) those who wish to pursue doctoral studies upon completion of the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods and Humanities Computing I
  • Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Special Topics in Fiction
  • Seminar in Literature of the Caribbean

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Complete the online application, with appropriate fee in U.S. dollars ($40 for master’s degree programs, $50 for the doctoral programs).
  • Meet the immigration requirements for an F-1 visa. Applicants must be cleared by the International Student Advisor before an I-20 will be mailed.
  • Submit official transcript(s).
  • Submit applicable test scores for the program of interest.
  • Submit sufficient documentary evidence that the applicant will be financially supported throughout his/her studies in the United States. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8340 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4884 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bowie

  • 1742 - 2950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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