M.A. On Campus


California State University Long Beach

12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Department of English at California State University Long Beach offers two graduate degrees, an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. Teaching assistantships are available in both. In addition, the Department's tutoring program, the Writer's Resource Lab, employs a number of graduate and undergraduate students each semester.


The Department of English at California State University Long Beach offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts degree. The candidate must satisfy the general requirements stated in this catalog as well as the specific departmental requirements stated here and, more fully, in the Master of Arts brochure issued by the department .

Career Possibilities:

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  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Mass Media (film, radio, television)
  • Politics
  • Professional Writing and Editing (creative or technical)
  • Public Relations
  • Teaching
  • Publishing

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Seminar in the English Renaissance 
  • Seminar in the Age of Milton 
  • Seminar in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century 
  • Seminar in Romantic Literature 
  • Seminar in Victorian Literature 
  • Seminar in Twentieth-Century English Literature 
  • Digital Rhetoric 
  • Seminar in the Nineteenth-Century American Renaissance 
  • Seminar in American Realism 
  • Seminar in Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Selected Topics - Seminar in Major Authors 
  • Selected Topics - Seminar in English Studies 
  • Seminar in Advanced Literary Theory 
  • Seminar in Rhetorical History and Theory 
  • Seminar in Theory, Criticism, and Research 
  • Directed Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A Bachelor of Arts degree in English from an accredited institution or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with at least 21 units of upper-division English courses that offer a broad coverage of English and American literature.
  •  A 3.3 GPA in upper-division English courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.

If you are not a resident of California , you must add $396.00 for each unit of credit you take.

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.


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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