The M.A. in English at UND stresses the importance of gaining breadth in the study of literature and literary periods. At the same time, coursework in the degree asks students to focus on academic writing conventions, on gaining advanced critical tools, and on developing as independent scholars with opportunities to practice research and revision.
Why Study English at University of North Dakota?
Small class sizes, individual attention from faculty, and a strong emphasis on learning how to become an effective teacher of writing are just a few reasons students choose to enroll at UND.
Among our program's many features:
- Graduate-level seminars that cover a variety of topics. You will find opportunities to study a wide range of literary genres, periods, and authors—and courses that explore literary criticism, research methods, and creative writing.
- A strong composition program that takes the teaching of writing seriously. You get coursework in teaching English, practical teaching workshops, individualized attention, and hands-on experience as you learn how to become an effective teacher.
- Financial support. Qualified students earn graduate teaching assistantships that cover most tuition costs and provide stipends, allowing you to focus on your studies.
- A final degree project with strong mentoring from the faculty leads to timely completion on of the degree. Your final portfolio is supported through individualized attention from a committee of faculty and by a portfolio workshop course.
- A final portfolio that helps you improve your academic writing and strategies for revision, while giving you the opportunity to return to projects that contribute to your own individual career plans.
- A partnership with the American College of Norway provides opportunities for up to two graduate students per year to spend a semester teaching in Moss, Norway.
- Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop
- Studies in English Language
- Studies in Creative Writing
- Seminar in American Literature
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
- 30 (thesis option)
- 32 (non-thesis option)
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- A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
- Twenty semester credits of English beyond the communication requirement with a 3.00 grade point average or better.
- A writing sample of 10-15 pages on topics or in modes appropriate to the proposed program of study (submitted directly to the department). Applicants who plan to major in creative writing should also submit an analytical paper.
- Graduate Record Examination General Test required. Literature in English Advanced Test is recommended.
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
International23005 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23005 USD per year during 24 months.
National17254 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17254 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State11502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11502 USD per year during 24 months.
- Minnesota residents: 14,608.32 USD per year
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