12 months
29952 USD/year
29952 USD/year
18168 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The English and Media Studies program of Rutgers University offers students the opportunity to work closely with internationally-recognized faculty, to pursue independent research, and to attend small seminars covering topics in literary, writing, and media studies.


About the Program

In consultation with a faculty adviser, students in the English and Media Studies program of Rutgers University tailor their coursework to meet their academic needs and complete a capstone project that directly relates to their professional goals. Our graduates have gone on to study at the doctoral level, to teach at secondary schools or community colleges, and to pursue careers in publishing, academic administration, library science, and non-profit management among others.

Faculty research interests cover all historical period of Anglophone literature in addition to film, new media, writing studies, linguistics, and rhetoric. Just in the past few years, our faculty have won prestigious awards and fellowships, such as the Pulitzer and Guggenheim, published books with leading academic presses, and seen their creative work on The New York Times best-sellers list.

Programme Structure

  • 1 Professional Seminar in English & Media Studies (3)
  • 1 Seminar in Theory and Criticism (3)
  • 7 electives (21)
  • 1 Independent Study: Capstone Project (3)
  • Submission of a Capstone Project

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.

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript(s) from degree-granting institutions
  • A minimum of three letters of reference from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s academic abilities
  • A personal statement describing your career goals and reasons for pursuing a master’s degree
  • A critical writing sample of approximately 15-20 pages
  • GRE not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14976 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14976 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9084 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 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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