12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 USD/year
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The Master’s in English degree at George Mason University offers several tracks that represent the breadth of contemporary English studies. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


You can work in and across concentrations in literature, professional writing, rhetoric, cultural studies, film, folklore, linguistics, and the teaching of writing and literature. In each concentration, you will enhance your skills in reading, writing, and research. 

Key Features 

  • Students use the English degree at George Mason University for professional enhancement, or as an entry into teaching, professional writing, or doctoral study.
  • You will be taught by an internationally recognized faculty, winners of awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim, the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Academy Rome, and more.  

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research in English Studies
  • Histories of Cultural Studies
  • Seminar in Global Culture
  • Seminar in Film and Media Studies
  • Graduate Literature Survey
  • Topics in Folk Narrative

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Goals statement (uploaded via online application). The goals statement should be 750 - 1000 words and describe particular areas of interest within a chosen concentration
  • A 1,500 to 2,000-word writing sample is required for all concentrations. Applicants to the concentrations in cultural studies, literature, professional writing and rhetoric, or the teaching of writing and literature, should submit a sample of literary analysis.

  • The names and email addresses (via the online application) of the two individuals who will be submitting the required letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 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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