English, M.A. | Bemidji State University | Bemidji, United States
24 months
5938 USD/year
5938 USD/year
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The English program of the Bemidji State University addresses the needs of students who desire to deepen their knowledge of literature and writing.


The English program of the Bemidji State University is particularly suitable for students who wish to go on to doctoral work, to pursue professional training of various kinds or to engage in other creative activities. It is open to students with an undergraduate major in English, a liberal arts background or a teacher education degree.


The 30-credit MA program in English can typically be completed within two to three years. At least 50% of your course credits must be at the 6000 level, not including six thesis credits. You will have the option of completing either a thesis or creative thesis.

Thesis: An extensive and detailed analysis of an approved topic in the area of English literature, American literature, literary criticism, composition, rhetoric or other appropriate subject presented in a form suitable for publication. The subject of the thesis must be approved by the advisor and the English graduate committee before the student may begin research.

Creative Thesis: The thesis may be a creative project for which a recommendation from the English graduate committee is required. The creative thesis is an option for the Master of Arts in English.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Bibliography
  • Problems of Literary Criticism
  • Language and Linguistics Topics
  • Seminar in American Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Seminar in British Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Graduate Application for Admission$20 non-refundable application feeOfficial transcripts of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or universityOverall undergraduate GPA: 2.75A copy of current teaching license (if applicable)Three letters of recommendation.Letter of application for graduate study addressed to “English Department Director of Graduate Studies,” which includes the following:

  • The degree you wish to obtain (MA)
  • If you’re applying for a graduate assistantship (GA), a statement to that effect
  • A statement regarding your reasons for applying for graduate study, and for applying for a graduate assistantship if you have interest
  • A summary of your experience, academic study, skills and interests you will bring to your studies
  • Other information you would like the English department to consider regarding your application
International students must also provide Proof of English Proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2969 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    5938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2969 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Bemidji

900 - 1400 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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