The application materials on this page will provide you with detailed information regarding the master's program in Literary and Textual Studies. To help students achieve their degree goals, stipends and financial aid packages are available that include 100% tuition waivers, out-of-state fee waivers for the first year of study, and other monetary support. Additionally, distance-learning options are available for students wishing to complete their master's degree, but who are unable to attend campus regularly.

Included in the materials is an Assistantship Request Form to be included with your application. This can be found in the How to Apply tab and as well as the Secondary Application tab. Presently, newly funded graduate assistants at the master's level will receive:

  • 100% residential tuition waiver
  • Non-residential tuition waiver for the first year
  • Living stipend (last year’s stipend was $10,300)

Students will teach two courses the first year in our General Studies Writing program, one in each semester. Funding is available for an additional year for students in good standing; students will either teach a total of three GSW courses over the year or a combination of teaching one GSW course and assisting with an undergraduate literature survey. In addition, other funding opportunities may be available. 

Application deadline: Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are due on January 15, 2016. All applicants are encouraged to complete a request for an assistantship, but please note that admission to the program does not guarantee a graduate assistantship.

Certificate Programs:

If you are interested in completing the certificate program in scientific and technical communication, women's studies, TESOL, or ethnic studies in addition to your MA in Literary and Textual Studies, please make sure to read over the Gainful Employment Disclosure Information from Student Financial Aid. Also, visit these links below to see the requirements:

Scientific and Technical Communication Certificate

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate

Ethnic Studies Certificate

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language) Certificate