M.A. On Campus


Western Kentucky University

12 months
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The master's program at Western Kentucky University prepares students for continuing graduate work toward a doctorate in English or for many other careers that involve strong communication skills.


You may decide to study English because you love to read, write, think, discuss, and/or explore. You may pick English because you love your high school English teachers and want to help students the way your teachers helped you. You may even even pick the major because you love grammar!

There are a lot of other reasons why you could LOVE English, but love of language is often central to an experience with English—you have a craving to tell a story or express a feeling; a desire to make an argument; a passion for an author who describes the world in a way that “nails it” or that presents it in an invigorating, new way; an urge to understand why language has evolved the way it has.


Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • Graduate Rhetoric and Writing
  • Literature and Pedagogy
  • Integrated Teaching English as a Second Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to meeting Graduate School requirements, applicants should have earned at least 27 credit hours of undergraduate English with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Those not meeting this requirement may be admitted conditionally on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should also submit a 2-page statement of purpose describing academic interests, relevant experiences, and reasons for pursing the M.A. degree in English at Western Kentucky University.
  • Students seeking Rank II or Rank I certification for Grades 8-12 must have or be eligible for a secondary school teaching certificate and must include a copy with the application for admission. Kentucky candidates whose certificates have expired may be admitted, but they may enroll for only six hours before the must apply to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for reissued certificates. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 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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