MSU's master's program in English offers study that leads to a Master of Arts degree or a Master of Science degree. The two degrees differ only in that the Master of Arts requires students to meet a foreign language requirement. The program prepares students for the next step in their careers, whether that be teaching at the college level, entering the field of professional writing, or continuing scholarly or creative pursuits. The curriculum is founded on courses in literature, language, writing studies, and pedagogy. Students receive one-on-one interaction with faculty during the application process, establishing a rapport that is continued through small class sizes, graduate research opportunities, and instructional assistantship opportunities. Graduates of the program have used their degrees to establish careers in writing, publishing, communications, education, business, government, law, and the arts.

» Program Website: Online MA/MS in English

Degrees and Hours

» Master of Arts: 30 Hours
» Master of Science: 30 Hours

Delivery Method

» Online

Online programs may not meet F1 Visa criteria.

Application Requirements

Submit requirements to the Admissions Office.

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» $50 Application Fee
» Official Transcripts
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Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants
» Fall: August 1
» Spring: December 1
» Summer I: May 1
» Summer II: June 1

International Applicants
» Fall: June 1
» Spring: October 1

International Applicants in the U.S.
» Fall: August 1
» Spring: December 1

There is no summer admission for international applicants.

Tuition and Fees

Program Cost - Online
» Texas Resident: $12,339
» Non-Texas Resident: $15,789
» Non-U.S. Resident: $26,139

Semester Cost - Online (9 Hours)
» Texas Resident: $3,966
» Non-Texas Resident: $5,001
» Non-U.S. Resident: $8,106

These amounts are rough estimates that are subject to change.
These amounts do not include the cost of textbooks or class supplies.