2020 Most Affordable Master's in English Online

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

The 24 schools in this list represent the most affordable options for obtaining an online master's degree in English. The University of Wyoming, ranked #1, offers an online Master of Arts in English for only $4,185 per year. Fort Hays State University, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate $4,604 for their Master of Liberal Studies in Literary Arts. Classes for this program include Film and Literature, Literary Visions, Literature and the Environment, Nineteenth Century Women Writers, The British Novel, and The Novella.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in english degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 University of Wyoming $4,185
# 2 #2 Fort Hays State University $4,604
# 3 #3 University of New Orleans $4,938
# 4 #4 Eastern Illinois University $5,210
# 5 #5 Valdosta State University $5,274
# 6 #6 University of North Alabama $6,300
# 7 #7 Minnesota State University at Mankato $6,411
# 8 #8 The University of Texas Permian Basin $6,484
# 9 #9 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus $6,617
# 10 #10 Texas Tech University $6,785
# 11 #11 Gardner Webb University $7,035
# 12 #12 Tiffin University $7,875
# 13 #13 Indiana University - Bloomington $8,100
# 14 #14 Murray State University $8,160
# 16 #16 University of Louisiana-Monroe $8,500
# 17 #17 Arizona State University $8,512
# 18 #18 University of Nebraska at Kearney $8,892
# 19 #19 Old Dominion University $8,925
# 20 #20 Wayland Baptist University $9,272
# 21 #21 National University $10,166
# 22 #22 Western New Mexico University $10,334
# 23 #23 South Dakota State University $10,440
# 24 #24 Southern New Hampshire University Online $11,286
#1
#1

University of Wyoming

Laramie (WY)
Annual Tuition: $4,185
Annual Tuition: $4,185
Annual Tuition: $4,185
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,006
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 682
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $4,604
Annual Tuition: $4,604
Annual Tuition: $4,604
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Liberal Studies - Literary Arts
#3
#3

University of New Orleans

New Orleans (LA)
Annual Tuition: $4,938
Annual Tuition: $4,938
Annual Tuition: $4,938
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Average SATs: 1015 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 336
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 231
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in English - American Literature
  • Master of Arts in English - British Literature
  • Master of Arts in English - Professional Writing
#4
#4

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston (IL)
Annual Tuition: $5,210
Annual Tuition: $5,210
Annual Tuition: $5,210
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 562
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 524
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in English - Composition and Rhetoric
  • Master of Arts in English - Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in English - Literary Studies
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $5,274
Annual Tuition: $5,274
Annual Tuition: $5,274
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,107
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,886
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English Studies for Language Arts Teachers
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1015 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 700
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,331
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Writing
  • Master of Arts in Writing - Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in Writing - Rhetoric & Composition
  • Master of Arts in Writing - Technical Writing
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $6,411
Annual Tuition: $6,411
Annual Tuition: $6,411
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 662
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 561
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English Education
  • Master of Arts in Literature & English Studies
  • Master of Arts in Literature and Composition
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $6,484
Annual Tuition: $6,484
Annual Tuition: $6,484
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1133
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,827
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 589
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in English
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $6,617
Annual Tuition: $6,617
Annual Tuition: $6,617
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,514
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 917
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
#10
#10

Texas Tech University

Lubbock (TX)
Annual Tuition: $6,785
Annual Tuition: $6,785
Annual Tuition: $6,785
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 78%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,931
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,811
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
#11
#11

Gardner Webb University

Boiling Springs (NC)
Annual Tuition: $7,035
Annual Tuition: $7,035
Annual Tuition: $7,035
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 563
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 552
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in English - Concentration in English Education
  • Master of Arts in English - Concentration in Literature Studies
  • Master of Arts in English - Concentration in Writing Studies
#12
#12

Tiffin University

Tiffin (OH)
Annual Tuition: $7,875
Annual Tuition: $7,875
Annual Tuition: $7,875
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 420
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 613
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Humanities in English
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 79%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 97
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,758
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $8,160
Annual Tuition: $8,160
Annual Tuition: $8,160
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Average SATs: 1035 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 705
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 548
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $8,500
Annual Tuition: $8,500
Annual Tuition: $8,500
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 899
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 939
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in English - Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in English - Literary Studies
#17
#17

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $8,512
Annual Tuition: $8,512
Annual Tuition: $8,512
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1301
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 33,410
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,843
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in English
  • Master of Liberal Studies
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1168
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 487
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,643
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in English - Focus in Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Master of Arts in English - Focus in Composition, Rhetoric, and Language
  • Master of Arts in English - Focus in Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in English - Focus in Literature
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,948
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,206
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in English - Concentration in Technical Writing
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $9,272
Annual Tuition: $9,272
Annual Tuition: $9,272
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 23%
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Average SATs: 880 -1060
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 670
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 604
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Ed. in Professional Studies - English
  • MA in English
#21
#21

National University

La Jolla (CA)
Annual Tuition: $10,166
Annual Tuition: $10,166
Annual Tuition: $10,166
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 33%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Average SATs: 750 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,165
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in English - Concentration in Gothic Studies
  • Master of Arts in English - Concentration in Rhetoric
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $10,334
Annual Tuition: $10,334
Annual Tuition: $10,334
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 487
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 625
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $10,440
Annual Tuition: $10,440
Annual Tuition: $10,440
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,221
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 314
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in English
  • MA in English and Creative Writing
  • MA in English and Creative Writing - Fiction
  • MA in English and Creative Writing - Non-Fiction
  • MA in English and Creative Writing - Poetry
  • MA in English and Creative Writing - Screenwriting

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