English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    23274 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    9364 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
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Possession of this degree normally leads to advancement in the teaching profession at the secondary school or community college level; to careers in writing, publishing, and editing; or to further study in English at the doctoral level.


Learning Objectives

  • Students will achieve a thorough knowledge of British and American literature. Within the language and composition theory emphasis, students will focus equally on language and composition theory and grammar.
  • Students will study research methods, pedagogical approaches, and modes of critical thought in the discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate competence in the reading of one foreign language as well as knowledge of the history of the English language.

Programme Structure

  • The MA degree program includes coursework at the graduate level in British and American literature or in composition and language studies. 
  • A thesis is optional, but recommended, for the literature emphasis. 
  • Work toward this degree is designed to supplement and complete the student’s undergraduate study in the field of English and to familiarize the student with professional standards, methods of research, and modes of thought in the discipline.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • The English Department requires a minimum of 21 credits in English courses above the Freshman Composition level.
  • Applicants must submit the following:
    • A letter of application to the Graduate Committee
    • One official set of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended 
    • A minimum of ten pages of critical writing
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Official scores on the Verbal portion of the General Test and the Literature in English Subject Test of the Graduate Record Examination.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    23274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23274 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9364 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9364 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1,430 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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