M.A. On Campus


The City University of New York

24 months
855 USD/credit 12825 USD/year
855 USD/credit 12825 USD/year
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The Master of Arts Program in English at The City University of New York offers the following four concentrations: Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing--Poetry, and Creative Writing--Fiction.


Degree requirements

After planning his or her program in advance with the Graduate Program Director, the student in the Master of Arts in English at The City University of New York 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:

  • Readings in Composition and Rhetoric
  • Seminar in Writing: Practice and Theory
  • Master's Research
  • Studies in Old English Language and Literature
  • Studies in American Literature to 1800
  • Writing and Rhetoric in the Digital Age

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstration of the potential to pursue graduate study successfully - that is, attainment of a minimum undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.0 in the undergraduate record as a whole and a 3.0 in English.
  • 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
  • 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

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  • International

    12825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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