12 months
18942 USD/year
18942 USD/year
9398 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The English program of Virginia Tech prepares students for doctoral work and careers in a variety of professional fields, enhances your professional credentials by serving as a companion to other advanced degrees, and continues to hone a student’s communication and creativity skills, skills which have high currency for employers in a variety of industries. 


Why choose this program?

  • The English program of Virginia Tech offers electives that cover a broad range of topics, allowing you to personalize your degree to your area of interest while developing a variety of diverse skills which employers desire. 
  • You can tailor your program by selecting from courses in literature, cultural studies, linguistics, critical theory, digital humanities, research methods, and composition.
  • Virginia Tech is a top-notch research institution and the College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, where English is housed, offers a variety of opportunities which enable students to excel.  
  • Our small program enables students to get individualized attention with award-winning and research-active faculty. 
  • The interdisciplinary approach of the program enables students to interact with students and scholars from other programs as well, in areas such as philosophy, history, africana studies, and sociology. 
  • Our MA students engage with students and scholars in our other graduate programs including artists for the MFA in English’s Visiting Writers Series and the speakers and researchers in the PhD Prorgam in Rhetoric and Writing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in Later English Authors 
  • Studies in Early English Authors
  • Studies in Black American Literature
  • Topics in Language
  • Studies in Renaissance Literature
  • Studies in Medieval Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (4 Scale) 
  • TOEFL/ IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents)
  • Scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Applicants are asked to provide a 15-20 page, double-spaced sample of analytical academic writing. This sample may be comprised of two shorter papers, though a single longer paper is preferred
  • A letter of interest (250-500 words) is required by the Department of English along with your latest Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of English Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4699 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Blacksburg

1166 - 1906 USD /month
Living costs

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


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