Abilene Christian University

College of Arts and Sciences



ACU Box 29140

Abilene, TX 79699

United States


(855) 822-3267


(325) 674-6717

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in English

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in English is a professional degree that prepares students to continue their education in a doctoral program or in a law school, as well as to enter a wide range of language-related professions. With an ability to communicate well in written English, the possibilities for employment are broad and diverse. An M.A. in English prepares students for a wide range of possible career opportunities. In one-on-one mentoring with faculty, students are trained in critical methodology, research, professional writing, publication, tutoring and teaching. The program’s incorporation of critical theory prepares students to stand on their own in their fields or in doctoral programs Why the Master of Arts in English at ACU? ACU's M.A. in English program is one of the only programs in the state of Texas that actively incorporates a master’s degree in English with faith-based practices. The diverse faculty, which includes award-winning scholars, is eager to challenge students to address current rhetorical and literary theory through an advanced, forward-thinking curriculum while maintaining an atmosphere hospitable to people of faith. Students also have opportunities to train as tutors in the Writing Center in order to advance to the classroom and begin teaching undergraduate English courses. Degree Process The Graduate English program offers a 36-hour Master of Arts degree with tracks in Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, and Writing. All students end the program by sitting for comprehensive exams. Affordability/Financial Aid The Department of English offers several options concerning financial aid: • Graduate assistantships awarded on a competitive basis • Available scholarships, which vary from year to year • Federal aid in the form of loans and grants


ACU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional body responsible for accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,016 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).

Locale: Midsize City

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