Texas Tech University
Sr. Education Guide Award for best online college for value Ranked #1: Best Online Colleges for a Master's in English Sr. Education Group Award for most affordable online college

Ranked #1 of Best Online Colleges for a Master's in English

Our Online M.A. has been recognized as 2019's #1 Best Online College for Value for a Master's in English and #2 Most Affordable Online College for a Master's Degree in English because of its high academic standards and affordability. Our program offers:

Same Courses, Same Professors, Same Degree

As an online student in our English Department, you will be enrolled in the same courses as our onsite students, with the same professors, earning the same quality of degree.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • The application deadline for students wishing to begin online MA study in Spring 2020 is November 1, 2019.
  • The application deadline for students wishing to begin online MA study in Fall 2020 is January 5, 2020.
  • The application deadline for students wishing to begin online MA study in Summer 2020 is March 18, 2020.

Plan ahead to avoid delay in the assessment of your application!

The GRE exam is NOT required for any program.

 

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Admission to our graduate programs is based on a holistic assessment of your application materials. We look for applicants who show great promise for completing the requirements for the degree and whose interests correspond with the program's strengths. We look for writing samples that exhibit strong critical analysis, well-focused statements of academic purpose, and strong letters of recommendation strong letters of recommendation that speak to an applicant's strong writing skills, potential to succeed in the program, work ethic, and critical and analytical skills.

Overview of Required Application Document

Submit the following materials to the Texas Tech Graduate School Application Portal:

  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. 8-10 page (or longer) critical writing sample for all applicants plus a creative writing sample for creative writing applicants
  3. 700-word statement of purpose outlining your interest in our graduate program
  4. 3 letters of recommendation. (Recommenders must send their letters directly through the TTU Graduate School application portal via a prompt generated by the system)

If you have any questions concerning the materials and documents you submit to the Graduate School, please email graduate.admissions@ttu.edu or english.gradadvisor@ttu.edu for assistance.

How to Apply

 
 
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Student Perspectives

MA Student Chrysta Wilson Portrait

"My experience at Texas Tech permanently changed the course of my education and my life. I would not be where I am today without the guidance of the professors I met through the Online MA. I feel truly lucky that I had the opportunity to be a part of the community at TTU."

— Chrysta Wilson

Contact Us

Dr. Julie Nelson Couch

As the new Director of Graduate Studies I am excited to be part of the expansion of our #1 ranked online MA Program. We are invested in providing a rigorous, affordable, and accessible master's degree in English to Texas teachers and others who are looking to hone their writing and critical thinking skills and increase their knowledge of literature. If you have any questions about the program, please contact me!

Dr. Julie Nelson Couch