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Online Master's Degree in English

Master of Arts (MA) in English Program Online

The University of Texas Permian Basin English Graduate Program is for students looking to teach at the college level or prepare for a Ph.D. program. The online version of our M.A. English degree is a convenient program for working students or students who do not live near our campus. The online M.A. English program allows you to work at your own pace and around your schedule. Our coursework prepares students for careers in teaching, writing, publishing, editing, and research.

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.