48 months
21320 USD/year
21320 USD/year
6834 USD/year
Tuition fee
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No matter what form your passion for words takes, Frostburg State University’s undergraduate program in English can help you make the most of effective and thoughtful communication. FSU’s English Department brings you a variety of writing and literature classes, from postmodern texts to Shakespeare on film, with something for everyone.


Take your pick of Frostburg State University’s four English concentrations in Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing and Teaching Secondary English, or boost your degree with an emphasis in Professional Writing or the Teaching of Writing.

Pursue your passion by gaining widely applicable and desirable skills that will get you started in a career you’ll love.


  • Develop critical thinking and research skills that you’ll be able to use again and again in both your professional and personal endeavors.
  • Engage with your peers in workshop-style fiction and poetry classes, which allow you to contribute to your classmates’ work while receiving critiques and advice to improve your own.
  • Create dynamic brochures, videos, and multi-media work to prepare you for a job in professional writing. 
  • Read the classics as well as often marginalized voices in literature classes.
  • Polish your work for a final portfolio in the English program’s capstone course, which focuses on revising and improving works you’ve already written to make them the best they can be.
  • Enjoy a variety of activities organized by the English department and community every semester, including bake sales, story and poetry slams, the Banned Books Reading, Dr. Seuss Celebration and a Shakespearean production by Cambridge American Stage Tour.
  • Meet your fellow writing and literature enthusiasts in the 3AM Society student writers’ club and Sigma Tau Delta honor society.
  • Publish your best creative works in Bittersweet, FSU’s student literary magazine, or Backbone Mountain Review, a regional journal partnered with FSU’s Center for Literary Arts.

Career outlook

As technology advances, the need for skilled human communicators is greater than ever before. English graduates can find fulfilling work almost anywhere they look, developing web content or creating fiction, poetry, essays, speeches, press releases, publications and more. 

Many English graduates use their research and argument-building skills to excel in law school, and the Internet offers endless freelance writing opportunities. Check out more career possibilities for English majors on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ page on Communication Occupations (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook).

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • British Literature: Beowulf to Present*
  • Literature of the United States: Pre-Colonial to Present*
  • European and Neo-European Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Literature of the Middle Ages
  • Early Modern Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National: FSU accepts applications on a rolling basis, starting on September 15 and continuing until there is no further space for students


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an application for admission and submit your $45 (USD) application fee
  • Send your official academic transcripts
  • Provide a photocopy of your passport identification page
  • Submit an international student certification of financial support
  • Pass an English proficiency exam

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21320 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    21320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21320 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6834 USD per year during 48 months.

Regional Resident (Residents of Pa., Va., W.Va. and Ohio living within 120 miles of Frostburg) $15,730/year

Living costs for Frostburg

1216 - 2059 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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