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English - Literature and Language

Winona State University

12 months
646 USD/credit 19380 USD/year
646 USD/credit 19380 USD/year
428 USD/credit 12840 USD/year
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The English - Literature and Language Department Graduate Program at Winona State University operates in conjunction with the Undergraduate English Programs. The mission of the graduate program is to provide rigorous, advanced-level programs and courses in pedagogy and in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, and language to prepare students for continued graduate study.


The MA English - Literature and Language Program at Winona State University cultivates advanced-level critical thinking, reading, research and writing skills, and an in-depth knowledge of all major areas of literary studies needed for continued graduate study, teaching at the post-secondary level or work in professional writing. 

Learning outcomes

Students who select the Master’s thesis option may choose to write a scholarly thesis on a literary topic, a scholarly thesis on a linguistics or TESOL topic, or a creative thesis with a scholarly introduction. Descriptions of various types of theses may be found on the English Graduate Website, as may further information about the thesis prospectus, the thesis forms, and the typical thesis-writing schedule. Students who intend to write a Master’s thesis must secure a director, finish a prospectus, find two thesis readers, have the prospectus approved by the director and two readers, and submit to the Director of Graduate Studies in English the Prospectus Submission & Thesis Committee form before the summer between their first and second fulltime academic years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language and Literature
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • Language Composition Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must, in addition, send a statement of purpose, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to the Director of Graduate Studies in English (3rd Floor, Minné Hall, Winona State University, Winona, MN 55987) by the March 1 receipt deadline.
  • A statement of purpose: A one to two-page essay addressing topics such as why the applicant would like to pursue graduate studies in English, why the applicant believes he or she will succeed in conducting advanced work in this field, and how the applicant envisions the shape that his or her studies and endeavors will take within our program.
  • A writing sample: Treating a subject related to literature or language study, a substantial analytical paper at least five pages, with multiple sources written for an upper-level English, linguistics, or related course. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 646 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 646 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 428 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Winona

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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