The Department of English offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees; particular strengths of the department include early British literature, especially that of the Renaissance; American literature; literature of the African diaspora;postcolonial and transnational literary studies; digital humanities; feminist theory and gender studies; and composition and rhetoric.The Department also offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing (See listing for Creative Writing).
Most students enrolled in English Language and Literature program at University of Maryland seek employment in higher education, but many also seek non-academic employment in publishing, business and technical writing, administration, and personnel management. To assist with placement, the department has a Placement Director and the university has a Career Development Center.
Facilities and Special Resources
Resources for research in the College Park and Washington, D.C. area are unsurpassed. The university’s libraries hold over 2,000,000 volumes. In addition to the outstanding holdings of the Library of Congress, the area also offers the specialized resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Dumbarton Oaks, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Center for the Study of the Visual Arts among others
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- Readings in the History of Rhetoric to 1900
- Seminar in Composition Theory
- Readings in Linguistics
- Technologies of Writing
- Readings in Digital Studies
- Topics in Language Study
- 24 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Literature View 531 other Masters in Literature in United States
- GRE General required
- 3 Letters of Recommendation from current or former teachers
- Statement of Purpose
- Official transcripts from all schools attended
- A single critical writing sample (12-20 pages)
International25590 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
National25590 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State11520 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.
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