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The University of Texas Permian Basin English Graduate Program is for students preparing to teach at the college level planning to enter a Ph.D. program. Our coursework prepares students for careers in teaching, writing, publishing, editing, and research. Our faculty are committed to offering students the opportunity not only to master current works and philosophical approaches, but to contribute to the body knowledge through research and critical innovation. This program also prepares high school teachers to teach advanced/concurrent courses.

How to enter the Graduate English Program

  • Fill out application for admission into the Graduate School at UTPB. 
  • Take the GRE Exam.
  • Submit a one-page statement of purpose explaining your qualifications and desire for an MA degree in English at University of Texas Permian Basin.
  • Include a 10-20 page sample of your writing, preferably a research paper in the discipline of English.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Submit all transcripts of college-level work.

M.A. in English Degree Requirements

  • Students are required to complete 36 semester credit hours.
  • Students are required to complete courses in three units: American Literature, British Literature and Free English Electives.
  • The master’s degree must be completed within eight years.
  • Students are required to complete a capstone project.