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Narrative Studies

Arizona State University

12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to be in a profession that values imagination, critical thinking and skilled communication? Maybe you want to advance your teaching career or ready yourself for doctoral studies? Students seeking to sharpen their skills should consider the Narrative Studies MA program from Arizona State University.


The Narrative Studies MA program from Arizona State University is a comprehensive program that explores narrative and storytelling across a range of cultures and historical periods.

With an emphasis on teaching and research, the program includes coursework that encourages students to pursue transdisciplinary inquiry. The degree program primes graduates for critical and eloquent engagement with the world beyond the university.

Equally suited to prepare candidates for further academic studies or to advance the careers of area educators in the language arts, this program also prepares graduates to begin careers in one of the many professions that value creativity, critical thinking and highly skilled communication, including teaching, writing, online publishing and editing.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with expertise in narrative are in high demand across many sectors and industries, including publishing, media, entertainment, marketing and politics. Skills in crafting and interpreting narratives are valuable to businesses and institutions that communicate, entertain and educate.

Career examples include:

  • copy writer
  • creative writer
  • editor
  • freelance writer
  • high school teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Narrative
  • Studies in Narrative Writing
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a related field such as English or any humanities discipline.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants are required to submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • written letter of intent that includes a detailed statement of purpose
  • portfolio of at least three documents
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Mesa

900 - 1350 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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