English Literature and Language, M.A. | St. Mary's University | San Antonio, United States
M.A. On Campus Blended

English Literature and Language

24 months
1068 USD/credit 19224 USD/year
1068 USD/credit 19224 USD/year
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Across the globe, approximately two billion people use English, either as a native, secondary or tertiary language. Students who can read, write and speak English effectively possess a distinct advantage for success in our globalized economy. The Master of Arts in English Literature and Language at St. Mary’s University prepares students for such success.


The literature component offers the opportunity to engage the narrative traditions of the Americas, Great Britain and Ireland, within a cross-cultural dialogue. The language component offers the opportunity to engage discourse questions of story, power and peace, grounded in rhetorical grammar. 

The Master of Arts in English Literature and Language at St. Mary’s University challenges students to engage the narrative and language dimensions of a variety of professional environments to meet their individual goals.

Online Learning

The English Literature and Language department has found that technology opens up the way we read and think about literature, writing and language. We worked hard in Spring 2020 to make our online experience work for our students and our subject matter. You will see some examples below of what this may look like for faculty and for students. The faculty are excited to continue to experiment with hybrid courses, in-person use of technology, and online courses. Our faculty are certified in online teaching pedagogy.


A master’s degree in English Literature and Language prepares students for an array of career opportunities. Along with traditional tracks  in  education (higher and secondary education), this degree provides expertise in writing, narrative , communication and literary analysis, that enables students to pursue careers in corporate leadership, marketing, public relations, journalism, editing and publishing, project coordination, law, counseling and creative writing.

Internships and graduate assistantships are available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Myth and Psyche in 20th Century Literature 
  • Critical Approaches to the Short Story 
  • Seminar in Medieval Literature 
  • Literature of the Renaissance 
  • Realism and Naturalism in the American Novel 
  • International Literature 
  • American Transcendentalism 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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36 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Graduate Admission – no fee
  • Official university transcripts– graduate applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university. Request an official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended be sent to St. Mary’s University Office of Admission for Graduate Studies.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two professional recommendations (three are required for doctoral programs) are also needed from individuals who can address your intellectual competence and potential for success (i.e. professors, employers, etc.). Recommendations must be written on institutional/business letterhead.
  • Statement of Purpose – The Statement of Purpose should identify your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree, your experience in the field and your plans for the degree upon graduation.
  • Graduate Admission Test Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1068 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1068 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Antonio

972 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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