Texas Tech University

Master's in English

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The deadline for applying to our onsite graduate programs for Fall 2021 has passed. NEW! Extended application deadlines for the Online MA in English:
For Summer Admission: March 29
For Fall Admission: May 20!

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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FALL 2022 ADMISSION: JANUARY 11, 2022

NO GRE REQUIRED

 Application fees for onsite programs in Lubbock have been waived (email the Grad Advisor for a voucher code.) 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

•       College Transcripts

•       Curriculum Vitae/Resume

•       8-10 page (or longer) critical writing sample for all applicants 

  •     a creative writing sample for applicants to the Creative Writing specialization
  •    700-word statement of purpose outlining your interest in our graduate program

•       3 letters of recommendation. (Recommenders send their letters directly through the TTU Graduate School application portal via a prompt generated by the system)

 As a TTU graduate student, you will find exceptional academic breadth and specialization as well as an inclusive and diverse group of faculty and graduate students actively engaged in academic pursuits and in the broader Lubbock community. 

 Join us in Lubbock, TX where you will bond with other graduate students through engaging coursework, exceptional pedagogical and teacher training in a nationally-recognized first-year writing program, and through a range of departmental organizations, service opportunities, and graduate certificate programs.

MA FUNDING:  

When you apply to our onsite MA program, you are automatically considered for funding. The funding for incoming students consists of a teaching position with a competitive stipend—guaranteed $14K/year for two years—and partial tuition and fee waivers. Summer teaching/funding is also regularly available.

Concentration in Creative Writing

The M.A. with concentration in Creative Writing is distinguished from the more traditional studio MFA in that it offers training in literary studies along with writing workshops. The program allows you to deepen your grasp of the broader historical and critical context of literature, which, in turn, informs your own writing. M.A. students share workshops and seminars with our doctoral students; the portfolio focuses attention on mastering the skills that go into perfecting the individual story, poem, and essay. This M.A. provides a fulfilling education in its own right; at the same time it is an excellent preparation for continued study in MFA or doctoral programs.

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Contact

Dr. Curtis Bauer
Director of Creative Writing
curtis.bauer@ttu.edu

Dr. Elissa Zellinger
Director of Graduate Studies
english.gradadvisor@ttu.edu