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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) , SC,
Students in the English programme delivered by University of South Carolina demonstrate in-depth knowledge of specific authors and works and/or central issues relevant to their fields of emphasis. 

About

Learning outcomes of the English programme delivered by University of South Carolina
  • Students will apply professionally relevant theoretical concepts to the analysis of canonical texts and/or central issues specific to their fields of emphasis.
  • Students will demonstrate facility in basic research methods and the use of existing scholarship specific to their fields of emphasis.
  • Students will develop in-depth knowledge in their field of emphasis, along with competency in at least one other area of literary and rhetorical studies.

Careers

Graduates with this MA degree have found satisfying careers as teachers or writing center administrators in community colleges, as grant writers or technical writers, as editors or corporate communication managers in business and industry, and as communication specialists in or consultants for government agencies and nonprofit organizations. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American literature
  • English literature before 1660
  • English literature after 1660
  • Introduction to Graduate Study of English
  • Thesis Preparation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • GRE verbal scores at or above the 75th percentile.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Successful applicants to the MA program typically have GRE verbal scores at or above the 75th percentile and an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better.

Applicants should follow the procedures noted on the Graduate Applicant page.

  • a sample of academic writing (approximately 8-10 pages) and
  • a statement of purpose.

Your application is not complete until all materials are received by The Graduate School. Admission decisions are based on all parts of an application, with especially close attention given to writing samples.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14598 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6825 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 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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