24 months
80 USD/credit 1320 USD/year
80 USD/credit 1320 USD/year
50 USD/credit 825 USD/year
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English at West Texas A&M University includes a strong writing component which prepares students for careers in writing, publishing, editing, and law.


While many of our students pursue the English at West Texas A&M University  to teach high school honors programs, others take it for the joy of delving more intensely into great books. Many of our graduates go on to teach in regional high schools, and many continue on to doctoral programs. We have recently placed students at top-tier research institutions, including the University of Chicago, Boston University, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Key facts:

Graduates with MAs in English complete their degrees with the ability to read closely, and speak and communicate with interest, passion, and clarity about literature and ideas. Our students are dedicated to improving their critical and creative abilities with written and spoken language. Graduates become more articulate leaders in their communities and workplaces.

Programme Structure

  • Students complete thirty-three (33) hours of coursework, or eleven (11) classes.
  • Thesis or non-thesis options available.Thesis or non-thesis options require thirty-three (33) hours of coursework.
  • Students who have selected the "Thesis Options" are required to complete a thesis of sixty to eighty (60-80) pages on a research topic and give an oral defense of that thesis.
  • All students are required to take English 6300
  • All students are required to take a Comprehensive Exam
  • With department approval, students are allowed to take up to six (6) hours of coursework in a related discipline.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application through the WTAMU Graduate School
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Thirty (30) semester hours of English
  • Letter of Interest

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 80 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 80 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Canyon

914 - 1694 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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