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Literary Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Literary Studies program of The New School studies the written word from both critical and creative perspectives and develop skills beyond effective writing, such as collaboration, research, and analysis.
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Overview

The Literary Studies program of The New School addresses all genres, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama as well as critical and theoretical writing. Choosing a concentration in either Literature or Writing, you apply innovative methods to discover breadth and depth in texts, in writing assignments, and in the literary field as a whole.

All Literary Studies students take two introductory courses focusing on texts from the classic to the contemporary. These courses provide all majors with a common language and literary experience. You then proceed to more advanced study, with a concentration in either Literature or Writing.

Career Paths

Literary Studies majors go on to pursue graduate study and work for publishing companies, magazines, websites, and libraries. They pursue careers in nonprofit institutions, government agencies, educational institutions, advertising, marketing, consulting, and sales.

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:

  • History of the English Novel
  • The Fairy Tale and Literature
  • 20th Century African American Women Writers
  • American Gothic
  • Feminist Literature
  • Slavic Dreams and Nightmares: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application
  • Application fees are $50 for U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for international applicants
  • Official Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT, SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores for applications to be considered complete
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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