12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in English from Kent State University offers students broad learning in English studies while providing concentrated study in one area.

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The English major from Kent State University comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Concentration for Teachers is for educators interested in advanced study of literature and writing. Coursework focuses on current scholarship and approaches to literature and writing. While not a degree in literary and composition pedagogy, the concentration is designed to encourage the application of current literary and writing research to the work responsibilities of the practicing teacher.
  • The Literature and Writing concentration prepares students for further graduate study in English and related fields, for professional training in such fields as library and information science and for careers in teaching. The program achieves this goal with distribution requirements, electives and a required focus in either literary traditions, critical theory or rhetoric and composition.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically about the literary texts they read and interpret.
  • Demonstrate how to write coherently and clearly about research topics and other topics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding on how disciplines are interconnected.
  • Apply appropriate research methods to objects of study.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching skills and knowledge of appropriate teaching theories, if on appointment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rhetorical Theory:greek and Roman
  • Rhetorical Theory:18th, 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Role of Composition
  • Linguistics for Rhetoricians
  • Literacy:fijnctions, Practices and History
  • Writing Activity as Social Practice
  • Writing Technologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores (GRE waived for in-service teachers) - effective for spring 2023 admission, the GRE will no longer be required
  • Writing sample (8-15 pages) relevant to the field of study (writing sample waived for Concentration for Teachers)
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 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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