English, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book 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.


The English Department has a strong record of supporting and mentoring graduate students. Our students have the opportunity to teach a range of undergraduate courses, both face to face, and online. We have an excellent training program for graduate student teachers, including a workshop in August before classes begin, a formal pedagogy course, and a mentoring system for graduate student teachers.

We take seriously the professional development of our students; each semester, we organize panel discussions and workshops of topics ranging from writing abstracts, preparing for prelims, choosing journals for the submission of articles, compiling a teaching portfolio, and narrowing down a dissertation topic.

Our graduate students compete very successfully for research funding and awards through the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research on campus and within the College of Liberal Arts. Our students receive national recognition for their work through, among others, acceptance into seminars at the Folger Institute, the English Institute, the School for Criticism and Theory, Rare Book School, and Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Students who gain admission to these seminars and workshops receive generous funding from the Department.

Programme Structure

  • 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. 
  • Readings in Nineteenth-Century British Literature. 
  • Topics in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture. 
  • Topics in Children’s Literature and Culture. 
  • Topics in Genre.
  • Topics in Gender, Literature and Culture. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 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.

    Book IELTS
  • 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

  • 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. An official statement of the award of the degree or diploma is required for each degree completed. College work from one institution posted on the transcript of another institution will not be accepted.
  • 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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