12 months
34000 USD/year
34000 USD/year
14000 USD/year
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The English - Accelerated Master's Program from The University of Arizona allows you to complete your B.A. in English and earn an M.A in English in as little as 5 years! 

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This English - Accelerated Master's Program from The University of Arizona  is designed for eager and focused English majors with desire to continue on their studies as a graduate student working toward one of two M.A. degrees: you can pursue the MA in English or a general MA which offers you the opportunity to take courses from any of our four graduate programs.

Department of English Graduate Studies

The English Department maintains four degree-granting graduate programs:

  • Literature (MA and PhD) 
  • Creative Writing (MFA) 
  • Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, known as RCTE (MA and PhD) 
  • English Applied Linguistics, known as EAL (MA in TESL, with ties to the PhD in SLAT) 

Each of these programs is separately administered and has a separate application procedure. In general (some programs may make exceptions or have a different deadline) applications are due in early January (for matriculation the following August). Admissions are highly selective. The department therefore urges prospective applicants to confer, by early autumn at the latest, with the Director of the individual program in which they are interested.

To access the landing page for an individual program, click on its name below. On these pages you will find contact information for each program, as well as information about graduate study in the department.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Advanced Creative Writing Nonfiction Writing
  • Latina Feminisms in the Americas
  • History of the English Language
  • Modern English Grammar
  • Teaching of Composition
  • Advanced Scientific Writing 
  • History of Criticism and Theory
  • History of the German Language
  • Asian American Literature
  • Studies in Southwest Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Any English major may apply to the program during the Spring semester of their junior year. (In some cases students may be able to apply in their senior year; please contact the Program Coordinator for information.) You must have an excellent academic record and the ability to balance your coursework in a fast-paced program.

To be considered for admission, you must: 
  • have earned 75 units with a 3.0 GPA at the time of application
  • complete 90 units by the time you are admitted (Fall of senior year)
  • complete at least 12 units of upper-division in English or American literature courses at the UA prior to entering the program.
  • We recommend that you speak with your academic advisor about your interest in the program early to plan your courses accordingly.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34000 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 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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