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The University of Maine

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
1503 USD/credit
1503 USD/credit
461 USD/credit
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About

Are you passionate about reading and writing, yet know you need more time to translate this passion into meaningful work? The English program of The University of Maine is unique in that it allows students to explore new facets of English study while also deepening and widening their knowledge of literature.

Overview

The English program of The University of Maine is ideal for students who want a challenging and supportive learning environment in which to enhance their knowledge, explore new ideas, and gain experience in research, writing, and teaching.

Our degree culminates with a professional portfolio our graduates use to advance their goals toward PhD or MFA programs, teaching careers, employment in the private or public-sector, or personal growth.

Our graduate students are central actors in our intellectual community: they serve on committees, organize events, participate in research expos, and have their own symposium.  Students can also apply for a third year of funding through our competitive Ulrich Wicks Distinguished Teaching Assistantship. Our program offers a professionalizing environment in which to enhance your knowledge, explore new ideas, and gain experience while continuing to do what you love: read, write, and think critically.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Fiction Workshop
  • Graduate Poetry Workshop
  • Approaches to Reports, Proposals, and Grants in Academic and Workplace Settings
  • Perspectives on Technical Editing and Information Design
  • Topics in Professional and Technical Writing
  • Studies in Literature

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have official undergraduate transcript(s) sent to the UMaine Graduate School
  • Ask three people to write letters of recommendation
  • Revise and polish your writing sample(s)
  • Craft a ~750 word Statement of Purpose
  • Applicants normally are expected to have at least a 3.0 grade-point average in English from an accredited institution
  • A 10-20 page sample of formal literary analysis (applicants to the creative writing concentration must also submit a 10-20 page sample of creative work)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1503 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1503 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    461 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 461 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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