Bemidji State University

M.A. On Campus
432 USD/credit
432 USD/credit
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The English program from 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 English program from Bemidji State University addresses the needs of students who desire to deepen their knowledge of literature and writing.


The 30-credit English program from Bemidji State University 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.

For complete current program requirements, please go to the current catalog; select Graduate Programs located on the right side.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Writing
  • Argument and Exposition
  • Argument and Exposition
  • American Lit to 1865
  • British Lit to 1800
  • Myth

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application for Admission — Apply Here!
  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA: 2.75
  • A copy of current teaching license (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation. If you are applying for a graduate assistantship, ask the recommender to comment on your potential as a classroom teacher
  • Letter of application 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    432 USD/credit
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  • National

    432 USD/credit
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Updated over a year ago

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Bemidji State University