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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, MA,
The English program at Worcester State University aims to help students to communicate clearly, logically, and effectively; to use research methods intelligently; to analyze, interpret and enjoy literature; and to develop a perspective on the world that is informed by intensive study of literature and its critical methods.

About

The English program at Worcester State University seeks to familiarize students with the classics of world literature, emphasizing the major authors, works and literary movements which distinguish English and American literature. At the same time, the program seeks to introduce students to "alternative voices" in literature, voices that are new to the literary canon or that occupy a literary space outside of it. 

The intellectual growth of majors is carefully nurtured to ensure that they are prepared for diverse career paths, scholarly research, and success in graduate school. Moreover, reflecting the institution's historical mission, the English program provides guidance and support for future teachers of English. 

Opportunities

On campus, you’ll find:

  • Student involvement and leadership. Choose from more than 30 different cultural, social, and academic clubs and organizations.
  • Leadership development programs. We offer many opportunities to get involved and develop your leadership skills.
  • Healthy, hearty food. You’ll have campus dining options to suit every taste, from cafés to food courts to an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.
  • Lancer athletics. Our men’s and women’s teams compete in NCAA Division III, and we also have 10 intramural sports.
  • Student services. Extensive resources include academics and career services, commuter, disability, counseling, and wellness services, campus ministry, and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developmental English
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Journalism and Democracy
  • Ancient Classics of Western Literature
  • Great Works of Western Literature: Medieval to Modern

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

  • Application for Undergraduate Admissions and $50 fee.
  • International Information Packet
  • Official high school transcript or national exam scores
  • Notarized translation is needed if your transcripts/documents are not in English.
  • Official evaluation of high school transcript
  • TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE, DAAD, EIKEN, or iTEP Score Report if education was in a language other than English 
  • SAT or ACT Score Report 
  • Original bank letter or statement verifying sponsor's financial information  
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16241 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16241 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10646 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10161 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10161 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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