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English

Why Pursue an MA in English?

The English program enables students to advance in the field by studying approaches to diverse languages, literatures, and cultures; preparing students to teach literature and writing; and developing the intellectual, practical, and critical skills necessary for professional advancement.

We have diverse and highly trained faculty who offer a range of courses in Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Linguistics, and Global, Multilingual, and Multiethnic Literatures. Additionally, we offer graduate-level certificates in Creative Writing, Linguistics, and Rhetoric and Composition, as well as study abroad opportunities in London, England and Urbino, Italy.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

English (MA)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions, submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries)
  Purpose Statement Required 750-900 words describing research interest and why you're applying
  Writing Sample Required
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation if applicable must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

English (MA)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
Priority March 15 September 15 Not Available
International June 1 November 1 April 1
Domestic July 1 November 1 April 1

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Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.


  • Presenting at the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Research competition
  • Presenting at regional and national conferences
  • Thesis options are available in English Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, and Creative Writing
Kenneth Walker

Graduate Advisor of Record

Kenneth Walker, PhD

210-458-4743

kenneth.walker@utsa.edu