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The introductory course, "Introduction to Literary Studies," acquaints students with various theories of literary criticism and helps them learn how to apply them and how to write analytically about literature.  

The upper-level courses allow students to study writers from the major periods of both British and American literature. Special topics courses allow students to explore topics of personal interest.  A senior capstone course gives students the opportunity to reflect on their studies and to formulate a comprehensive picture of what they have accomplished. 

Students from Louisiana State University in Shreveport interested in writing and language can take courses in linguistics and the history of the language as well as courses in advanced composition, technical writing, and creative writing.  Students can also participate in writing workshops, and upper-level students have the opportunity to participate in writing internships with local organizations and businesses.

In many ways, English is an all-purpose major.  It does not limit you to a limited set of professional choices.  Instead, it provides you with skills and abilities that have recognized values across a broad range of careers and professions.  Leaders in business and industry have long recognized the value of being able to analyze complex situations, to research and synthesize ideas, to produce unique solutions to problems, and to communicate effectively.  These skills learned by English majors are highly marketable and can be applied to virtually any career.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

English is not an easy major.  We will challenge you to analyze, to critique, and to express yourself clearly.  But we will guide you along the way.  Advising is required of all English majors, and we encourage you to work closely with your advisor throughout your program of studies.  The department also hosts a Moodle site for English majors to enhance communication between you and the department chair as well as between you and the other English majors.

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the english language.

Find english courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

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).

General Requirements

  • Option 1 - Meet the in-state student requirements listed above for appropriate entry term.
  • Option 2 - Have at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum, have a minimum cumulative and core GPA of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale), have an ACT composite score of at least 20 (SAT Combined Score of 1030-1050), and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score (SAT 500) and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (SAT 510).
  • Option 3 - Have at least a 23 Composite on the ACT (SAT Combined Score of 1130-1150) and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score (SAT 500) and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (SAT 510).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    224 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 224 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    224 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 224 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shreveport

  • 959 - 1490 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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