English, M.A.

English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #101 (ARWU) , TX,
Students admitted into our MA program can pursue a general literary degree, or can specialize in a particular area of literary, cultural, or rhetorical study.  We are not currently able to offer a concentration in Creative Writing, but students can write a creative thesis if they have faculty members willing to serve on the committee.


Traditionally,  English studies have focused on the  British and American literature and language.  But contemporary English studies — like the English language itself — has a global reach.  Our curriculum is shaped by the flow of English-speaking people and cultural production in English across both time and space, combining historical, linguistic and cultural analysis with creative work in literature, film, and emerging media.   The varied interests of our faculty and students include creative writing, rhetoric and discourse studies, gender and women’s studies, film studies, digital humanities, and the full range of literatures and varieties of English, including African American, the African Diaspora, Latina/o, Asian American, and South Asian studies.

Through these wide and rich areas of inquiry, we impart key skills – thinking critically, analyzing complex texts and contexts, communicating persuasively, and appreciating the aesthetic and cultural value of literary and multimedia texts – that prepare our students for success in the workplace and in life.

Of course, a university education is about more than what happens in the classroom.  We enrich our teaching and research by hosting lectures, symposia, and conferences that bring scholars, writers, and teachers from around the world to Texas A&M.  We encourage English students to pursue research opportunities,  to perform and publish their creative work,  and to seek internships to build on what they are learning and to prepare for their future careers.  And we make a positive impact at home and abroad through our internationally recognized faculty and through the success of our students in academia, industry, and the professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • First Year Seminar
  • Bibliography and Literary Research
  • Topics in Digital research
  • Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture
  • Readings in Medieval Literature
  • Topics in the History of the English Language
  • Topics in Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Readings in Early Modern Literature
  • Readings in Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • Elements of Creative Writing
  • Topics in Creative Writing
  • Advanced Creative Writing Workshop

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • On-line Application. A completed Apply Texas Application.
  • Application Fee. A nonrefundable $90 application fee. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. If you wish to submit your application fee by check or money order please use the alternate payment form.
  • Official Transcripts and Records. Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary university or college attended. 
  • Official Test Scores. Required test scores (GRE or GMAT) should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Texas A&M University and be taken within five years.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    681 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 681 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    257 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 257 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 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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