12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Hone your creative, analytical and critical thinking skills in preparation for a career in fields ranging from advertising to advocacy through thought-provoking classes in literature, writing, digital literacies, rhetoric, cultural studies, film analysis, linguistics and education at the English MA program offered at Arizona State University.


The English MA program offered at Arizona State University allows for a variety of transdisciplinary studies within five distinct tracks:

  • Comparative literature --- Students interpret cultural productions in English and at least one other language, and they explore approaches ranging from textual criticism, critical theory and translation to cultural studies and the social sciences.
  • Creative writing -- Students in the accelerated BA/MA creative writing track strengthen their artistic practice by participating in intensive creative writing workshops in either fiction or poetry, alongside the study of contemporary literature and innovative creative techniques.
  • English studies --- Students in this track learn how to interpret and articulate complex cultural, historical, literary and language related ideas into accessible material for general audiences through a series of courses from across disciplinary areas of study.
  • Literature --- Students develop and hone skills in oral presentation, writing and critical thinking while exploring social, historical and cultural contexts.
  • Writing, rhetorics and literacies --- This program offers students a wide array of courses encompassing the history, theory and practice of rhetoric and pedagogy of writing.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with expertise in all areas of English studies are able to articulate and translate complex ideas for a general audience and are prepared for career opportunities in public humanities, business, digital media, teaching, museums, nonprofits and arts organizations. In addition, the program nurtures concrete skills in writing, oral presentation and critical thinking that are valuable assets for any career.

Career examples include:

  • author
  • communications director
  • copywriter
  • editor
  • human resources specialist
  • instructor
  • market research analyst
  • library or museum administrator
  • publisher
  • social media manager
  • technical writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conference and Workshop: Fiction 
  • Conference and Workshop: Poetry 
  • Studies in Modern and Contemporary American Literature 
  • Studies in Modernist and Postmodernist Literature and Theory 
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • August start deadline (online): July 22


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00= "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00= "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • statement of purpose
  • resume or curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • academic writing sample relevant to the field
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.

Online: $10,372 per year

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 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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