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Master of Arts in English

The Master of Arts degree in English at UT Tyler provides exciting opportunities for study in the fields of literature, writing, and rhetoric. Its mission is to graduate students who have mastered advanced skills in critical thinking, textual interpretation, rigorous researching, and analytical writing. The program offers students a deepened understanding of literature's cultural intellectual legacy, the ability to write well and with discernment, and the skills needed to effectively acquire knowledge and to communicate ideas in preparation for employment or doctoral study.

Master of Arts in English—Total Credit Hours=36

Admission Requirements

a. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

b. A satisfactory GRE score on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam. Emphasis will be placed on scores for the Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the test. A GRE waiver may be granted for a recent master’s degree in a field related to English.

c. A minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0-point scale on at least forty-eight hours of upper-division course work.

d. A minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.0-point scale on twenty-one hours of undergraduate English courses including at least twelve hours of upper-division work.

 Note: The English M.A. Program requires an official copy of the transcript from the applicant’s degree-granting university. The Program also requires unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities attended for course credit if the course numbers, course names, credit hours, and grades of transferred classes from those colleges or universities do not appear on the official degree-granting transcript. 

e. A single-page essay of maximum 500 words to state your purpose of pursuing an English MA. This essay should be single-spaced and word-processed. Submit the Statement of Purpose (as with all application materials) to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Snail mail:

The Office of Graduate Admissions, STE 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75799

Email: ogs@uttyler.edu

Fax: (903) 566-7475

f. Consideration is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, status as a first generation college graduate, and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Enrollment: Priority Date: May 1
Final Date: July 1

Spring Enrollment: Priority Date: Sept. 1
Final Date: Nov. 1

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