The links above will provide you with detailed information about applying to the master's program in Literary and Textual Studies (English). 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.

Within the online application system administered by BGSU's Graduate College, applicants can request to be considered for a graduate assistantship. Presently, newly funded graduate assistants at the master's level receive:

  • 100% residential tuition waiver
  • Non-residential tuition waiver for the first year
  • Living stipend (this year’s stipend is $10,500)

Students receiving a graduate assistantship will in most cases 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; in the second year graduate assistants will either teach a total of three GSW courses over the year or will teach one GSW course and assist with an undergraduate literature survey. In addition, other funding opportunities may be available. 

Application deadline: On February 26, 2017, we will begin review of all completed applications for those wishing to begin in the 2017-2018 academic year (starting August 2017). We will continue reviewing as applications are completed after February 26. All applicants are encouraged to complete a request for an 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