2019 Most Affordable Master's in English Online

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For less than $16,000 per year, these 25 schools all offer affordable online master's in English programs. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus is ranked in the top spot with an annual tuition of only $6,364 per year. Students enrolled in ENMU's Master of Arts in English can choose from classes such as Literary Theory and Pedagogy of College Writing. In second place with a tuition rate of $6,825 per year, Gardner Webb University offers an MA in English with concentrations in English Education Studies, Literature Studies, and Writing Studies.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in english degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $6,364
#2 #2 Gardner Webb University Annual Tuition $6,825
#3 #3 Minnesota State University at Mankato Annual Tuition $6,993
#4 #4 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $7,125
#5 #5 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $8,500
#6 #6 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $8,835
#7 #7 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $8,880
#8 #8 University of Nebraska at Kearney Annual Tuition $9,306
#9 #9 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $9,572
#10 #10 Murray State University Annual Tuition $9,660
#11 #11 Morehead State University Annual Tuition $9,690
#12 #12 National University Annual Tuition $9,890
#13 #13 Tiffin University Annual Tuition $10,000
#14 #14 Louisiana Tech University Annual Tuition $11,260
#15 #15 Texas A & M University-Commerce Annual Tuition $11,677
#16 #16 University of Wyoming Annual Tuition $11,700
#17 #17 Texas Tech University Annual Tuition $12,168
#18 #18 Heritage University Annual Tuition $12,320
#19 #19 Mercy College Annual Tuition $13,080
#20 #20 The University of Texas at Tyler Annual Tuition $13,374
#21 #21 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $13,464
#22 #22 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $14,428
#23 #23 East Carolina University Annual Tuition $14,914
#24 #24 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $15,048
#25 #25 Tarleton State University Annual Tuition $15,342
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,364
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,419
  • Example Classes:
    American Authors/Genres/Themes; Bibliography and Methods; Inventing Realities, Fabricating Truths; Literary Theory; Methods of Teaching Secondary English; Pedagogy of College Writing

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,825
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,553
  • Example Classes:
    African-American Literature; Literary Theory; Mythology; Selected British Writers (non-Shakespearean) - Renaissance Period; Seminar in English Studies; Teaching of Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $6,993
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,973
  • Example Classes:
    American Literary History and Criticism; Bibliography and Research; Desktop Publishing; Editing Technical Publications; Film Theory and Criticism; International Technical Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $7,125
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 987
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Studies in Language and Gender; Digital Culture: Theory and Practice; Ethnographic and Documentary Film Making; Folklore and Film; Literature of the Southern Renaissance; Young Adult Fiction

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,260
  • Example Classes:
    American Poetry; American Prose; Bibliography; English Literature Before 1800; Fiction Writing Seminar; Practicum in College Composition
  • Annual Tuition: $8,835
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,289
  • Example Classes:
    American Romanticism and Realism; Eighteenth-Century Prose and Poetry; Modern American Literature; Teaching English as a Second Language; The Middle Ages; Young Adult Literature

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,407
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Critical Theories; Critical Reading and Writing About Literature; Elements of English Language and Cultures; Introduction to Creative Writing; Introduction to Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies; Pedagogy

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,306
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,732
  • Example Classes:
    Creative Nonfiction; Descriptive Linguistics; Fiction Writing; Language and Composition in the Secondary School; Principles of Literary Criticism; Writing Tutorial
  • Annual Tuition: $9,572
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,365
  • Example Classes:
    Continental European Fiction Since 1900; Harlem, Haiti, and Havana; Hypertext Theory and Design; Literature of the South; Methods of Bibliography and Research; Milton and His Age
  • Annual Tuition: $9,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,609
  • Example Classes:
    Historical Principles in Composition Theory; Life-Writing; Project Design and Usability; Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition; Teaching Writing in Schools; Writing Proposals and Grants
  • Annual Tuition: $9,690
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 994
  • Example Classes:
    Chaucer; Contemporary Literature; Milton; Old English Literature; Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature; Romantic Period

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,890
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,873
  • Example Classes:
    Composition Pedagogy; Film History: The Silents; History of Rhetoric; Literary Period or Movement I; Major Author Seminar I; Seminar in Poetry
  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 997
  • Example Classes:
    Creative Writing: Performance Writing; Ethnic Voices, Poetry; Poetics of Western Drama; Studies in Genre Fiction; Teaching College English; The Culture and Literature of Modernity

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,391
  • Example Classes:
    American Poetry; Occupational Technical Writing; Shakespeare Seminar; Specification, Bid, Grant, and Proposal Writing; Teaching College Composition

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,677
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,196
  • Example Classes:
    History and Theory of Rhetoric; Learning Through Composing; Literary Genres; Multicultural Literature and Languages; Problems in Adolescent Literature; Structure of the English Language
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,578
  • Example Classes:
    Authors’ Houses: Nodes and Networks; Citizen Hollywood or Theory at the Movies; Sociologies of Print, Histories of Reading; Texts and Textile: Reading Material Culture; The Fiction of Reform

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,168
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,588
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Methods; History and Theories of College Composition; History of the English Language; Old or Middle English; Studies in Linguistics; Writing for Publication
  • Annual Tuition: $12,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 316
  • Example Classes:
    American Literature II: Modernism to the Present; J.R.R. Tolkien; Modern Science Fiction; Native American Literature; Shakespeare In the World; World Literature II: 1650's - Present
  • Annual Tuition: $13,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,942
  • Example Classes:
    American Gothic; History of Poetic Forms; Humanism in Renaissance Texts; Literature of the Left Bank, Paris; Narrative Strategies in the Novel; Oral Performance of Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $13,374
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,803
  • Example Classes:
    History of the English Language; History, Theory and Practice of Writing Centers; Literary Theory and Criticism; Practicum in Composition Instruction; Studies in Composition; Studies in Technical and Scientific Writing

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,464
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 296
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Research Methods; Disciplinary Foundations; Elements of Scholarship; Research Methods

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,428
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,792
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in Professional/Technical Writing; Professional/Technical Editing; Seminar in English Studies; Teaching of Literature; Teaching of Writing; Theory and Methods of Literary Criticism
  • Annual Tuition: $14,914
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,993
  • Example Classes:
    American Literature Before 1865; British Literature Before 1800; Literary Theory; Literature and the Environment; Southern Regional Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $15,048
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 19,027
  • Example Classes:
    American Modernism; Graduate Seminar in Global Literature; Graduate Studies in Gender and Text; Graduate Studies in Multi-Ethnic Literature; Graduate Studies in Post-Colonial Encounters; Nonfiction Writing Workshop
  • Annual Tuition: $15,342
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,586
  • Example Classes:
    Digital Humanities; Grant and Proposal Writing; Psycholinguistics; Studies in Modern Fiction; Studies in Rhetoric; Studies in the English Language
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