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English, Literary Studies

Georgia State University

24 months
30216 USD/year
30216 USD/year
9552 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The English, Literary Studies MA program from Georgia State University fosters an environment of critical engagement with the most pressing questions in contemporary literary and cultural studies. Students work with some of the profession’s most talented and productive teachers, scholars and theorists in the fields of American, British and world literatures, cultural studies and folklore.


Students in the English, Literary Studies MA program from Georgia State University:

  • Undertake coursework that exposes them to the breadth of literature in English from the Middle Ages to the present and to the methods and theories that have shaped literary criticism and scholarship
  • Regularly deliver papers at international, national and regional conferences
  • Gain valuable professional and organizational experience through participation in the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, an organization of teachers and scholars in modern languages and literatures that is headquartered in the department
  • Work as editorial and research assistants with the department’s academic journals, Studies in the Literary Imagination and Eudora Welty Review
  • Gain pedagogical and leadership experience through tutoring positions in the department's Writing Studio
  • Pursue interesting internship opportunities with local businesses and nonprofit organizations
  • Receive preparation for further graduate study in prestigious national and international doctoral programs


  • Our alumni pursue careers in publishing, editing, technical writing and in a variety of communications positions in private industry.
  • Our graduates have also secured employment in middle and secondary education in Georgia and throughout the Southeast.
  • Many of our graduate students pursue further graduate education in prestigious doctoral programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of the English Language
  • Middle English 
  • America’s Folk Crafts 
  • British Folk Culture 
  • Contemporary Literary Theory
  • Feminist Literary Theory
  • Topics in Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A B.A. in English or a closely related discipline from an accredited college or university with at least a B average (3.0) in the undergraduate major;
  • A critical writing sample of about eight to 12 pages;
  • A statement of academic and professional goals.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4776 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

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


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