English, Master | University of California, Irvine (UCI) | Irvine, United States
12 months
33619 USD/year
33619 USD/year
18517 USD/year
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The English program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) allows students to pursue their interest in literary and cultural study. Many of our students are teachers themselves, especially at the junior high and high school level; we also welcome mature students who wish to strengthen their command of literature and hone their skills in critical analysis and communication.


About the Program

The degree will be of value to those seeking to extend their knowledge and develop their professional expertise; those seeking preparation to enter the teaching profession (including at the community college level); and to those seeking training in critical thinking and communication skills, whether for application in professions other than teaching, as preparation for further graduate studies in the field, or simply out of intellectual curiosity.

The curriculum of the English program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) reflects UC Irvine's strengths in literary history and criticism, composition and rhetoric, and literary journalism.  Master of English students work closely with the same faculty who teach in our nationally ranked English Ph.D. program, take seminars dedicated exclusively to them, and receive the same MA degree as the department's full-time graduate students, with the exception that foreign language proficiency is not required for the terminal degree.

We assume that many students in the program will have full-time employment, and the program is thus optimally designed for part-time enrollment.  Approximately 20 students are admitted each year.  The limited enrollment is intended to ensure small classes and accessible faculty - the essential conditions for intensive literary study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Urban Scene in Restoration and 18th-century Literature
  • Montage, Collage...
  • Asian/American Literature
  • African American Literature & Visuality
  • Poetic Occasions
  • Critical Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA is a University prerequisite for admission, which may be waived in exceptional cases.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts of all academic work
  • A writing sample (you may submit an essay submitted in a past course, or a piece written specifically for your application; but in either case, your sample should illustrate your ability to interpret texts, make a critical argument, or think through an interpretive problem)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History Statement

Tuition Fee

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    33619 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33619 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18517 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18517 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Irvine

1560 - 2585 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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