English, M.A. | Washington State University | Pullman, United States
12 months
13861 USD/year
13861 USD/year
6462 USD/year
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The English program offered by Washington State University provides a solid foundation for more specialized doctoral study in English or American literature, American studies, comparative literature, or postcolonial anglophone literatures, as well as for professional training in such areas as law, information technology, divinity, journalism, and business. 

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The English program offered by Washington State University  allows students to specialize in the theory and pedagogy of composition. 

The degree is designed to prepare candidates for teaching positions at the college level or for doctoral programs with a specialization in composition and rhetoric.

Language proficiency requirements are based on the candidate’s expected needs and may be met by linguistics or other language studies. Candidates in this degree option must fulfill the following requirements.

All graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of contemporary English Studies and its various sub-disciplines.
  • Demonstrate substantial knowledge of more specialized areas within English Studies, accompanied by the ability to locate and synthesize scholarship in such.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct original research in such sub-disciplines as literary studies, rhetorical theory, composition studies, digital technology, second-language learning, etc.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present original research findings to appropriate academic audiences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write scholarly essays or to create texts of other kinds which articulate new claims and present the results of original research and thinking.

Programme Structure

  • Students pursuing an M.A. in literature may choose either to write a thesis or to prepare a final portfolio.
  • Master of Arts in English: Rhetoric and Composition Emphasis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
  • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of “B” or better is required.
  • Prospective domestic students must have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university, accredited by a recognized association, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13861 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13861 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6462 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6462 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

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