• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
The English Department at Louisiana Tech University offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English, as well as a graduate certificate in technical writing and communication. 
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Overview

The major in English from Louisiana Tech University is intended to improve reading, writing, and research skills, and to develop the student’s critical and creative thinking. This program is designed to prepare the student for a variety of fields and provides a necessary platform for students to accomplish post-graduate work in English and other disciplines.

The bachelor’s degree in English focuses on literary history, literary forms and theory, and a wide variety of texts from English and American literature, as well as masterpieces from other literature in English translation. The program offers concentrations in Creative Writing, Technical Writing, and Literature.

Job Opportunities

  • Editing
  • Librarianship
  • Non-profit writing
  • Public relations/communications
  • Teaching
  • Teaching English as a second language overseas
  • Ministry
  • Social Services

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: 

  • Intro To American Literature 
  • Modern Language *
  • History of The US: 1492-1877 3 Semester 
  • History of The US: 1877-Present 3 Semester 
  • Introduction To British Literature, Beginnings To Romantic Era 
  • Introduction To British Literature, Romantic Era To The Present 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee $30.00 
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries: Students with a 2.0 GPA must have one of the following: an iBT TOEFL 79 or an IELTS 6.5 or SAT Math subscore 510, Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500 subscore with a minimum composite score of 1130 or ACT Math subscore 19 and English subscore 18 with a minimum composite score of 23. 
  • Copy of Current Valid Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    3702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1851 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 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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