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St John's University · St John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Entry requirements

The requirements for admission to the M.A. program in English at St. John’s are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 24 credits completed in English.
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, and a 3.5 GPA in English courses
  • Acceptable GRE scores in the General Test. (We do not require the English subject test)
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of which should be academic letters attesting to your work as a student

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Arts in English at St. John’s University offers students a broad and intensive engagement with literary, cultural, and writing studies. Distinguished faculty members teach courses in traditional and emerging fields of literature, cultural studies, critical theory, writing, and composition studies.

The 33-credit program features the option to write a three-credit master’s thesis in place of one course. In the final semester of course work, each student submits a master’s portfolio, including one extensively revised paper and a 10-page critical overview of his or her growth as a reader, scholar, and writer.

The program is designed for both full-time graduate students and professional educators, administrators, and writers who want to pursue a master’s degree part-time. As a full-time student, you can complete the degree in three or four semesters. If you are a part-time student, you may proceed more gradually toward completing the requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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