• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Bozeman, MT, United States
There are many professional opportunities open to English graduates at the Montana State University. In addition to teaching, professional schools (law and business, for example) consider the B.A. in English to be excellent preparation. 
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The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts in English from Montana State University provides the student three options: 1) the literature option for students who wish to specialize in the study of literature, especially those preparing for a broad range of careers including graduate study in English or related fields; and 2) the writing option for students who wish to specialize in the study and production of expository and creative writing and rhetoric, in preparation for professional writing careers or graduate study; and 3) the English teaching option for students wishing to specialize in the study of literature, language, and composition as preparation for licensure for secondary school teaching.

Learning Outcomes

  • The study of literature and effective writing is also useful in the areas of corporate management, personnel work, finance, consulting, journalism and public relations, Intermediate Tech Writing and editing, and many other fields, as various industries continue to seek people who are literate and articulate.
  • In addition to these programs for its majors, the Department of English offers many courses that satisfy University core requirements.
  • Students desiring to obtain the B.A. in English will choose one of the following options. Those seeking endorsement as teaching majors will follow the teaching option.  In order to graduate, students must earn a grade of "C-" or above in every course required for the English major except the Teaching option which requires a grade of  "C" or above.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Literature as Popular Culture
  • The Environmental Imagination
  • Great Books
  • Regional Literature
  • The Bible as Literature
  • Mythologies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Admission Application: An application for admission may be submitted online or downloaded and printed; if completing the paper application, please return the completed and signed application form to the Office of Admissions. The application may also be obtained from a high school counselor or directly from the Office of Admissions.
  • High School Transcript: After graduation, a complete and official transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Office of Admissions. Courses completed, GPA (on a 4.0 scale), rank in class (if available), and official date of graduation must be indicated on the transcript.
  • Approved High School Equivalency Exam: If an approved high school equivalency exam was taken in lieu of high school graduation, an official score report/transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the Department of Education from the state in which the exam was given.
  • ACT/SAT Scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bozeman

  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
    Living Costs

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