Master of Arts in English

Our 31-credit hour M.A. in English provides students with a background in British and American literature. Students have the option to add an emphasis.

Language and Rhetoric
Manuscript, Print Culture and Editing

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Application Requirements

  • B.A. in English or at least 30 credit hours of English courses
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA and 3.0 GPA in English coursework

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester - January 15
  • Spring semester - September 15 

Provide this information with your application

  • Academic information, including institutions attended, degrees earned, GPA, foreign language experience, honors and awards and relevant work experience
  • Writing sample that demonstrates your writing abilities in the humanities, in up to 15 pages of recent academic prose
  • Statement of purpose that describes your academic and professional objectives in 500- to 600-word essay, discussing in detail your interest, research and writing in your emphasis area
  • Email addresses for three references who can evaluate your readiness for graduate study
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended mailed to UMKC Office of Admissions, 5100 Rockhill Road, 120 Administrative Center, Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship application materials, if applying, including a 250- to 500-word teaching statement addressing your interest in and qualifications for teaching and an academic writing sample from an upper-level college course

Allow enough time for all of the materials to arrive by the deadline. 

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