• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Four paths are available for the major coursework:

  • The Literature (general English) option at Oklahoma State University provides an overview of British and American literary history plus the opportunity to study English and world literatures through a variety of thematic, historical, cultural, interdisciplinary, and theoretical approaches. 
  • The Creative Writing option focuses on the vital relationship between the literary acts of fictional and poetic composition and the larger literary tradition of our language. Students select a concentration in either poetry or fiction writing. 
  • The Professional Writing & Rhetoric option focuses on how writing, language, and text function in today’s increasingly complex print and electronic environments. Coursework ensures a sophisticated understanding of audience, textual structure, and style and cultivates advanced composing abilities to create, manage, and display information dynamically in professional settings. 
  • The Screen Studies option focuses on the study of the history, theory, and aesthetics of cinema as well as its cultural and political impact.


Oklahoma State University holds institutional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission, HLC. The Statement of Affiliation Status is the certificate to verify this standing. Institutional accreditation is required for an institution to receive federal funding and for the students to obtain federally-back student loans.OSU is currently under review by the HLC, which includes a campus visit on October 19 and 20, 2015. Each decade the review by the Higher Learning Commission provides the opportunity for institutional self-study and introspection about the depth at which OSU fulfills its mission. Reaffirmation of accreditation will represent 100 years of continual institutional accreditation for OSU. OSU is on the highest accreditation track, the Open Pathway, which has two components the Quality Initiative and the Assurance Report. The Quality Initiative is focused on increasing retention and student success. One of the clearest indicators of the impact of the initiative is the 2.7% increase in first-year retention last year. Approximately 100 people across campus have provided input to the Assurance Report, which is the document that describes the evidence to support that OSU satisfies the Criteria for Accreditation.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic English for Graduate Students
  • Studies in English Composition
  • Composition 
  • International Freshman Composition
  • Critical Analysis and Writing 
  • Great Works of Literature 
  • Writing as a Profession 

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  • Copy of Passport Bio page
    • English proficiency test (PBT/IBT TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Official high school transcript (average GPA 3.0 and above). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.
    • College transcript from each institution attended (if you have earned college-level credit). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    23180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Stillwater

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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