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Literary and Textual Studies

Bowling Green State University

12 months
10119 USD/year
10119 USD/year
6124 USD/year
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Our flexible, student-centered two-year program provides a foundation in research methods and literary theory. Coursework in Literary and Textual Studies (English) at Bowling Green State University offers students an opportunity to engage with a variety of texts across historical periods as well as some of the most recent developments in literary studies and cultural criticism. 


Our faculty is made up of scholars whose research and teaching interests focus on a range of approaches to textual analysis such as critical race theory, deconstruction, feminism and gender studies, new historicism, postcolonial studies, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. 

We offer seminars in British, American, and Anglophone literatures. Furthermore, the program presents students with numerous opportunities to develop their own research projects, including the MA Thesis, based on their unique interests.

Career Opportunities 

  • Our Literary and Textual Studies Master Program at Bowling Green State University makes possible a wide range of career paths. The majority of our students receive funding through assistantships involving teaching in BGSU’s General Studies Writing program, research, department service, or tutoring. 
  • By becoming actively involved in the department in these ways, taking courses, and composing a thesis, our program prepares students for advanced graduate work in numerous fields of study in the humanities, but also for careers outside of the academy. 
  • Recent graduates have gone on to excellent PhD programs or to work in publishing, research and analysis, computer storyboarding, as well as K-12 and higher education as teachers, administrators, and support personnel.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods
  • Theory and Methods of Literary Criticism
  • Teaching of Literature
  • Seminar in American Culture Studies
  • Seminar in English Studies
  • Topics in English Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned (showing dates when the degrees were conferred) and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. 
  • Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, OAE) may be required. 
  • Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10119 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6124 USD per year 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.


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