English MA Degree (Online Option)

University of Texas - Tyler
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Program Information

Degree: MA

Complete your master's online, face-to-face, or a combination of both.

Non-thesis and thesis tracks available.

College: Arts and Sciences

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score. A GRE waiver may be granted for a recent master’s degree in a field related to English.

GPA: A minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 point scale for at least forty-eight hours of upper-division coursework. A minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.0 point scale on 21 hours of undergraduate English courses including at least 12 hours of upper-division work. A demonstrated proficiency in one foreign language at the intermediate level or equivalent to 12 hours of coursework in one foreign language.

Letters of Recommendation: No

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: Yes


Priority filing for fall semester - May 1.

Final filing for fall semester - July 1.

Priority filing for spring semester - Sept. 1.

Final filing for spring semester - Nov. 1.

No summer admissions.

Career Outlook: Teaching on the community college level is one of a number of career paths open to a graduate with a master’s in English. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that employment opportunities for post-secondary teachers will grow by 19% through 2022. Growth can be traced to an increase in college and university enrollment and to adults returning to college to advance the careers by updating their skills. For more information, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Postsecondary Teachers.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource isO*Net.

UT Tyler English Graduate Student Research:

Witnessing the Loss of Language and Its Rebirth in Doris Lessing's the Golden Notebook, A. S. Byatt's Babel Tower, and Pat Barker's Regeneration

The Rage of Achilles: Territoriality as a Defense of the Self in Homer's Iliad

A Colloquy of Freaks and Outsiders: Origins of the Southern Grotesque Character in American Short Fiction

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler graduate student.

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Tyler , United States