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Literary and Cultural Analysis, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
As you hone your interpretive skills, you will acquire broad knowledge of literature and culture, study authors from diverse backgrounds, situate literary works in context, apply critical methods, and develop strong research and writing skills.
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Completion of the Literary and Cultural Analysis Program prepares you with highly marketable research and writing skills. Our graduates pursue careers in advertising, banking and finance, business administration, content marketing, copy editing, education, freelance writing, game design, government service, health care, information technology, Internet marketing, journalism, law, media, publishing, real estate, sales, social media management, technical writing, and Web development. Several of our graduates also pursue advanced degrees.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This program provides you with a firm foundation in literature and culture. It includes coursework in American, British, and world literature as well as diversity, literary theory, and focused study of a genre or author in context. Many students add a minor in Professional Writing or Creative Writing.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Strength of Curriculum
  • Recommendations
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Complete the undergraduate online application for admission
  • Official high school transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Results of the SAT or ACT examinations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25221 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25221 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23631 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23631 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    20989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20989 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 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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