24 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


K-State’s Department of English at Kansas State University provides students with a carefully structured but individualized English program that encourages creativity, promotes innovative scholarship, and fosters close working relationships between students and faculty.


The M.A. degree in English is awarded in one of five tracks, each of which can be completed in 30 to 33 hours.

Most M.A. students qualify to be graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) and are provided valuable teaching experience as well as financial support.


  • Technical and professional writing
  • Community and social services 
  • Arts administration
  • Public school teaching
  • Community college instruction
  • University instruction and administration
  • Librarianship

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • British and American Literature
  • Children's Literature
  • Creative Writing and Literature
  • Cultural Studies and Literature
  • Composition, Rhetoric and Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of objectives. A 2-3 page account of your academic aims and interests.
  • Writing sample of 8-15 pages of analytical or persuasive prose. (If you would like to enter the Creative Writing track, you should submit a writing sample of either 10-30 pages of prose or 6-10 poems, in addition to your analytical writing sample.)
  • Copy of official transcript from each college or university you have attended. These transcripts may be submitted electronically or sent directly to the Director of Graduate Studies at the address above.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to speak informatively about your academic performance and potential for advanced study in English. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 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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