Texas A&M San Antonio

12 months
11328 USD/year
11328 USD/year
1200 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The English Program at Texas A&M San Antonio fosters intellectual community and provides students with opportunities to hone their reading, writing, and analytical skills.


The English Program at Texas A&M San Antonio offers graduate seminars in American Literature, British literature, multiethnic literatures, composition and rhetoric, critical theory, gender studies, and visual studies. 

Our seminars are small and discussion-oriented, and students work closely with professors. Students also have opportunities to participate in professional conferences, student performances, and writing workshops.

The English M.A. faculty are dedicated teachers who have won multiple awards for their classroom instruction. 

They are also scholars who have authored and edited books, written articles, critical reviews, presented at national and international conferences, and won competitive research fellowships. 

Their work has been published in prestigious academic journals—such as Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, College English, ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, Journal of Modern Literature, Kairos, and Studies in English Literature—and in critical anthologies. 

Educational Opportunity

Because faculty are active in their fields, they are prepared to offer an assortment of innovative seminars (examples include Literature and Photography, The Cosmopolitan Novel, and Violence in the Teaching of Writing) and to introduce students to current developments in the fields of literary studies, critical theory, critical race studies, and composition and rhetoric. 

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to continue their graduate studies in English or related disciplines, such as education and law. 

They will have acquired intellectual and professional skills that will be applicable in a variety of careers including, teaching, public relations, technical writing, editing, and nonprofit work. 

Our graduates have been admitted to selective M.F.A and Ph.D. programs at institutions such The New School in New York City, the University of Arkansas, the University of New Hampshire, Texas Tech, and University of Texas at San Antonio. Others have gone on to careers in writing, marketing, student services, and teaching at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing
  • Graduate Portfolio: Professional Archives and Public Humanities
  • Graduate Research Project
  • Theory and Methods
  • Topics in Linguistics 
  • Topics in British Literature 
  • Gender Studies 


Students must have 18 semester hours of undergraduate courses in English or a related discipline, including a minimum of 12 advanced (junior-senior level) semester hours. The Department has the right to examine students’ prerequisites and to accept equivalent hours or to require additional work if necessary

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must submit a cover letter of 1-2 pages. 

This document should serve as a statement of purpose, articulating connections from their prior educational and professional experiences to their future goals and reasons for applying to the English MA at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    1200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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