English, M.A. | California State University, Bakersfield | Long Beach, United States
12 months
13684 USD/year
13684 USD/year
8932 USD/year
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The MA English qualifies students at California State University, Bakersfield to teach in the California community college system or secondary schools as well as prepares them for careers in editing, advertising, and public information.


Learning outcomes

The Master of Arts in English at California State University, Bakersfield provides the following:

  • a carefully planned and integrated program ensuring a foundation of professional skills through a common core of courses;
  • some uniform degree of coverage in British and American literature;
  • more intensive training in reading, critical analysis, research, and writing than is possible in undergraduate work;
  • breadth through an emphasis on the fields of literature, language, and composition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Scholarly Research 
  • Approaches to the Analysis of Writing 
  • Problems in the Instruction of Composition Skills 
  • Writing in a Second Language 
  • Teaching Basic Writers
  • Theories of English Grammar 
  • History of the English Language 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university: official transcripts from all college/university work
    • Transcripts from a college/university outside of the U.S. will require a course-by­ course analysis
    • Affidavit of financial support
    • Insurance agreement form
    • A copy of the student’s passport
    • A statement of purpose
    • Current professional resume
    • 3 letters of recommendation from former professors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8932 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 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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