Longwood University

Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences/Longwood University

Master of Arts in English


201 High Street

Farmville, VA 23901

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - English; M.S. - Education/Curriculum & Instruction Specialist in Spanish; M.S. - Education/Spanish or ESL PreK-12 Initial Licensure

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of English and Modern Languages offers programs leading to the degree of Master of Arts in English with concentrations in Creative Writing, in Literature, in English Education and Writing, and in English 6-12 Initial Teaching Licensure. All graduate students in the Creative Writing or Literature concentrations must write a thesis; students in the English Education and Writing concentration may choose to write a thesis or take a comprehensive examination; students in the 6-12 Initial Licensure concentration take a comprehensive examination. In addition, the department offers courses in support of the Master of Science in Education/Curriculum and Instruction Specialist in Spanish (applicants must already hold a valid teaching license), and the Master of Science in Education/Spanish or ESL PreK-12 Initial Teaching Licensure.


English Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

International Student Requirements:

A credential evaluation to determine equivalency to a U.S. baccalaureate degree the international student and must demonstrate proficiency in the English language through the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or International English Language Testing system (IELTS) if English is not the primary language spoken in the household. A minimum score of 570 (paper test) or 80 (Internet test) is required on the TOEFL or a minimum 6.5 on the IELTS for admission. All applicants are expected to meet all admission requirements in order to be considered as we do not grant conditional admits. .

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30 to 48

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $386.00 In-State; $876.00 Out-of-State USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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