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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
The Master of Arts in English program provides a comprehensive program of graduate study in English, including core courses in literature and a rich array of electives covering the large area of academic study under the umbrella term English. The master’s in English program is ideal for teachers who desire a content M.A. beyond the credential.

About

Courses in film studies, creative writing, and rhetoric are also offered as electives for students with interests in those areas. In the MA English program, we study film as literature, and we share a rich selection of film studies courses with the MA Film Studies program. Students wanting a specific specialization in either Rhetoric or Gothic Studies should refer to the catalog description of those specializations.The curriculum covers major approaches to literature, including theoretical, historical, comparative, thematic, multicultural, and genre studies. The program provides students with the critical vocabulary, tools, and research ability to produce literary scholarship of professional quality and to participate in the ongoing scholarly discussions of issues in the field of literary study. In their capstone project, students write a scholarly paper to the standards of a scholarly journal of their choice, and a number of our graduates have succeeded in publishing their capstone projects.

Programme Structure

  • Seminar in Literary Theory
  • Research and Methodology
  • Literary Period or Movement I
  • Literary Period or Movement II
  • Seminar in a Theme I
  • Seminar in a Theme II
  • Major Author Seminar I
  • Major Author Seminar II
  • English Capstone Course
  • Capstone Project in Rhet Crit

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    45 quarter units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

To receive the Master of Arts in English, students must complete at least 45 quarter units. A total of 4.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed at another institution, as it applies to this degree and provided the units were not used in earning another advanced degree. Students should refer to the General Catalog section on graduate admission requirements for specific information regarding admission and evaluation.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    416 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    416 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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Cost per Quarter Unit - $416

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