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English - Literature or Writing and Rhetoric, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

After planning his or her program in advance with the Graduate Program Director, the student must complete a minimum of 30 credits in English with an average of B or better. Students are encouraged to enroll in a full course load (9 credits) each semester so that the program can be completed in four semesters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to English Studies
  • Readings in Composition and Rhetoric
  • Introduction Critical Theory
  • Seminar in Writing: Practice and Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • Study of a minimum of 18 credit hours in courses beyond the introductory level in English.
  • Submission of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be from a person who can testify to the candidate's ability as a student of literature, writing and rhetoric, or creative writing. (as appropriate).
  • Submission of a personal statement of some 500 words indicating as precisely as possible the applicant's preparation for master's work and career plans.
  • Submission of a 10-25 page writing sample, depending on concentration. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    805 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 805 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    440 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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