English, M.A. | Rutgers University | Newark, United States
12 months
30888 USD/year
30888 USD/year
18168 USD/year
Tuition fee
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U.S. News & World Report ranks Rutgers University as New Jersey's top public university that offers the English program.


The classes in the English program of Rutgers University are taught by one of the most diverse and highly respected Externalfaculties in the country, widely published scholars who are working to redefine what "English" means in an increasingly global twenty-first century.

The department’s two dozen scholars, poets, and novelists have earned international reputations by publishing more than 135 books and more than a thousand articles and reviews. They offer dozens of courses on English, American, and world Anglophone poetry, fiction, drama, film, literary theory, cultural studies, and the publishing business. M.A. students can pursue a graduate degree full- or part-time in a program structured to serve working adults’ schedules.


The Rutgers – Newark English M.A. program offers:

  • Both full- and part-time study, for maximum flexibility
  • Small seminars of 7–15 students, all taught by internationally prominent scholars
  • Classes that meet one evening a week to accommodate busy work schedules
  • Scholarships and fellowships, awarded on a competitive basis, to reduce tuition costs
  • A series of lectures and readings by nationally recognized scholars, poets, novelists, and artists

Career Paths

Our M.A. students include high school English teachers working on professional development and staying current with the latest developments in the field, students planning to pursue a Ph.D. in English, journalists, and those who simply want further opportunities to study literature. Recent graduates of the English M.A. program are pursuing doctorates; working in publishing, journalism, and corporate communications; studying librarianship, law, and creative writing; serving in educational administration; and teaching in high schools, colleges, and universities.

Programme Structure

The thirty-credit M.A. degree requires:

  • Introduction to Graduate Literary Study
  • Two classes on literature before 1800
  • One class on American literature
  • Six elective classes in English, American, or Anglophone literature
  • A reading exam in a foreign language
  • A comprehensive exam on literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application includes a personal statement — a short account of your intellectual interests and commitments — and a writing sample, an example of the best scholarly writing you've done so far. The most effective letters of recommendation are those that can speak to your academic performance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9084 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 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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