MA - English

Western Connecticut State University
United States
Master's Degree
Study mode
2 years
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Prospective students for the Literature Option must include the following in their application:

  • a 500-word statement of purpose explaining why they want to pursue graduate studies in English
  • a writing sample, i.e., a substantial research essay on a literary topic (approximately 10 pages, typed, double-spaced, printed on 8-1/2-by-11 white bond paper).

Prospective students for the Writing and TESOL Options must include the following in their application: 

A substantial writing sample, i.e., an essay, 1,250 words minimum, typed, double-spaced, printed on 8 1/2-by-11 white bond paper. The department welcomes business reports, conference papers, and articles on nonacademic subjects, as well as formal research papers previously submitted for undergraduate or graduate credit. Examples of creative writing and/or lesson plans do not satisfy the writing requirement. All submissions will be retained by the Department of Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process.

All applicants must have an entrance interview with the appropriate graduate coordinator. After the entrance interview, the graduate coordinator recommends whether or not to accept the applicant, or whether to accept the applicant conditionally (i.e., students may be asked to make up academic deficiencies) and forwards this recommendation to the Division of Graduate Studies.


  • Critical Theory
  • Studies in the History of the Language and Linguistics
  • American Literature
  • Independent Thesis Research in English
  • Grammars of Grammars
  • TESOL Testing and Assessment
  • TESOL Methodology

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