• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The study of English at the English program of Loyola Marymount University can be summed up in one word: WORD! English is a discipline that inspires majors to become both students and disciples of the written word. Through careful reading of and writing about literature, and with attention to both critical and creative uses of language, you become attuned to the pleasures and purposes of writing.
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What is English?

The English program of Loyola Marymount University engages you in the most rigorous, demanding and subtle modes of language, and immerses you in literature’s profound expression of human experience. The LMU English department educates students in the history of literatures in English, encourages them to develop their own voice and style, and provides deep practice in critical reading and writing in preparation for graduate study and a diverse range of professions.

What Do English Majors Do?

LMU English majors intensively engage in reading and writing literature. English majors take courses that challenge them to deepen their understanding of expression and experience. Our students enroll in classes that take them on the road or into the streets, reading and writing and teaching literature in the Los Angeles community and beyond. Our professors push students to master interpretive and creative skills that both prepare them for professional life and open them to a lifetime of reading and writing that brings wisdom, wonder and fulfillment. These skills serve English majors well in graduate and professional studies in fields ranging from poetry to the law. The training English majors receive leads to successful careers in business, communications, and writing.

Is This Major Right for You?

If you are considering a major in English, you might ask yourself:

  • Do I love to read?
  • Do I aspire to become a talented reader and/or writer?
  • Do I enjoy nuanced, critical analysis of fiction, drama and poetry?
  • Do I take pleasure in learning about other eras and cultures?
  • Do I see excellent writers as invaluable contributors to the world culture, expressing our human experience and giving voice of truth? 

About Our Faculty

LMU English professors take great pride in both their teaching and in their scholarly and creative writing. Our faculty regularly receives exceptionally high teaching evaluations, while also pursuing careers as widely published fiction and nonfiction authors, poets, critics, theorists, journalists, rhetoricians, and playwrights. Faculty members have been nominated for The National Book Award, edited prestigious Norton Critical Editions, and written for well-known imprints, journals, anthologies, newspapers and magazines, and for stage and television. We have leading scholars in all historical periods of English and American literature, and writers continually breaking new ground in drama, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and journalism. We also boast two prestigious faculty appointments, the Fletcher Jones Chair in Writing and a President’s Professor of Rhetoric.

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:

  • Genres: Drama
  • Genres: Poetry
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Special Studies in Genres
  • Histories: British Literature
  • Special Studies in Histories

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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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