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2022-23 Tuition Cost Per Credit for Master's Program: $500.00
Achieve your professional and personal goals with a rigorous, personalized, project-based graduate experience. Through seminar courses, students develop extensive knowledge of literature, literary critical methods and analytical writing.
Years to Complete
Accelerated Degree Program
Students will have the freedom to pursue their particular interests in literary studies in a way that prepares them for an array of future plans, including admission to a doctoral program in English
Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, M.A. students will design a program of study that may include traditional coursework, internships, and a culminating project.
Students complete this program can go on to their doctoral studies or pursue careers in education, non-profit administration, library sciences, law, health care, communications, journalism and any other professions.
Choose Your Master's Track
Choose from a thesis-based track (Plan A) and a non-thesis track (Plan B). Students will determine which track to pursue in their first semester.
Electives – 9 credits with a minimum of 6 credits from ENGL Literature courses. Choose from the following
Electives- 15 credits with a minimum of 6 credits of from ENGL Literature courses. Choose from the following:
The Graduate School is excited to offer all students in humanities graduate programs a $500 per credit hour rate. Take advantage of this nearly 60-percent tuition reduction in the following master of arts programs: English, History, Theology and Philosophy. This competitive rate reflects Marquette’s commitment to the humanities, which are at the heart of our Catholic, Jesuit tradition.
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Students typically begin their studies in the fall of each academic year. This program has rolling admission, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:
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1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
Students interested in the English master's programs may want to consider applying for the Trinity Fellows Program as well. Trinity Fellows is a graduate fellowship program dedicated to developing urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice. Trinity Fellows participate in a 21-month study/ work program while earning a master's degree. Those who have completed a full-time service program (minimum 10 months), and/or have worked for 2+ years in the nonprofit sector are eligible to apply. Details and instructions to apply are found on the Trinity Fellows website.