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Degree : Master of Arts

Major : English


Program Description

This program offers advanced study in literature, creative writing, and linguistics. Applicants for the M.A. in English complete 30 hours of graduate courses and a thesis, or 36 hours of coursework and a portfolio. Areas of concentration include early and later British and American literatures, Digital Humanities, CLGT (Comparative Literature, Globalization, and Translation), creative writing, linguistics, Book History, Film & Media Studies, Nineteenth-century Studies, and LSJE (Literature, Social Justice, and Environment). Supporting work is available in bibliography, theory and criticism, teaching college composition, and technical and professional writing. Reading knowledge of one foreign language is required. In their final semester in the M.A. program, thesis students must successfully complete an oral defense and non-thesis students must submit a portfolio of their work for faculty review.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 36
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 36
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): Yes
Mode-Hybrid: Yes

Additional Links

Dept of English Graduate Student Handbook : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_ENGL.php#Grad

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Sara Spurgeon
E-mail: english.gradadvisor@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.2501

Department Contact Information

Department AddressEnglish Department
Texas Tech University
Lubbock
TX 79409-3091
Phone Number 806-834-8033
Fax Number 806-742-0989
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_ENGL.php#Grad



Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students


Admission Requirements


Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Address recommendation letters to english.gradadvisor@ttu.edu. Electronic submission preferred, but paper copies can be sent to the department, addressed to the English Graduate Advisor.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: For literature or linguistics students, an 8-12 page critical sample is required. For creative writing students, a creative sample of similar length is required.

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: Yes

Previous Work Instructions: A resume or CV is requested for all MA students.

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Admission Deadlines


The Office of Graduate and International Admissions does not have a specific deadline for domestic applications; we strongly recommend that you have all of the required application materials in by the date listed below.


US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
December 15January 20June 2July 8

We will do our best to process applications and materials from international students that are received after the deadline, however we cannot guarantee that your application evaluation will be complete in enough time for a decision to be made by your prospective academic department.


International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
December 15February 15December 15December 15

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How To Apply


1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements


If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.


GRE GMAT
Yes Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students


These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


TOEFL INTERNET TOEFL PAPER-BASED IELTS ELS CAE CPE
795506.5112BC

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