2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in English

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For under $14,000 per year, all 25 of these schools offer affordable online master's in English programs. Valdosta State University is ranked first, offering an online master's program for an affordable $5,274 per year. Texas Tech University is second on the list, offering an online Master of Arts in English with five concentrations available: Book History, Comparative Literature, Film and Media Studies, Linguistics, and Literature in Social Justice and Environment. Tuition for Texas Tech's online master's programs starts at $6,120.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 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 Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $5,274
#2 #2 Texas Tech University Annual Tuition $6,120
#3 #3 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $6,653
#4 #4 Gardner Webb University Annual Tuition $6,805
#5 #5 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $7,125
#6 #6 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $7,260
#7 #7 Minnesota State University at Mankato Annual Tuition $7,341
#8 #8 Tiffin University Annual Tuition $7,500
#9 #9 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $7,616
#10 #10 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $8,500
#11 #11 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $8,550
#12 #12 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $8,730
#13 #13 University of Nebraska at Kearney Annual Tuition $9,036
#14 #14 National University Annual Tuition $9,568
#15 #15 Morehead State University Annual Tuition $10,013
#16 #16 Murray State University Annual Tuition $10,080
#17 #17 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $11,054
#18 #18 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $11,070
#19 #19 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $11,154
#20 #20 University of New Orleans Annual Tuition $11,680
#21 #21 Louisiana Tech University Annual Tuition $11,780
#22 #22 Heritage University Annual Tuition $12,320
#23 #23 Ohio University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $12,648
#24 #24 Mercy College Annual Tuition $12,855
#25 #25 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $13,464
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,274
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,506
  • Example Classes:
    American Literature for Language Arts Teachers; Composition Theory for Language Arts Teachers; Creative Writing for Language Arts Teachers; English Language Change Past and Present; History of Rhetorical Theory; Language in School, Community, and Society
  • Annual Tuition: $6,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,622
  • 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: $6,653
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,151
  • 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: $6,805
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,693
  • Example Classes:
    African-American Literature; Literary Theory; Mythology; Selected British Writers (non-Shakespearean) - Renaissance Period; Seminar in English Studies; Teaching of Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $7,125
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,120
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $7,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,230
  • Example Classes:
    Language/Rhetoric/Critical Theory; Literature after 1830; Literature before 1830

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,341
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,044
  • Example Classes:
    American Literary History and Criticism; Bibliography and Research; Film Theory and Criticism; Seminar: American Literature to 1865; Seminar: Gender in Literature; Topics in Children's and Young Adult Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,055
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $7,616
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,574
  • 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: $8,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,322
  • Example Classes:
    American Poetry; American Prose; Bibliography; English Literature Before 1800; Fiction Writing Seminar; Practicum in College Composition
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,403
  • 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: $8,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 16,767
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Critical Theories; Pedagogy; Research Methods; Theories of Change, Culture and Mind
  • Annual Tuition: $9,036
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,639
  • Example Classes:
    Creative Nonfiction; Descriptive Linguistics; Fiction Writing; Language and Composition in the Secondary School; Principles of Literary Criticism; Writing Tutorial
  • Annual Tuition: $9,568
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,638
  • 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: $10,013
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,092
  • Example Classes:
    Chaucer; Contemporary Literature; Milton; Old English Literature; Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature; Romantic Period

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,730
  • 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: $11,054
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 886
  • Example Classes:
    Feminist Theories of Literature; Greek Tragedy; Psychological Perspectives on Literature; Shakespeare and his Contemporaries; Studies in the Short Story; The Enlightenment
  • Annual Tuition: $11,070
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,779
  • Example Classes:
    Foundation in Poetry; Foundations in Fiction; Theory and Practice of Creative Writing; Workshop in Creative Nonfiction; Workshop in Fiction; Workshop in Poetry

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,154
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,291
  • 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: $11,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,822
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Fiction Writing; Colonial & Early National American Literature; Literary Theory; Literature of England in the Later Middle Ages; Premodern Sources of English Literature; Young Adult Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $11,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,689
  • Example Classes:
    American Poetry; Occupational Technical Writing; Shakespeare Seminar; Specification, Bid, Grant, and Proposal Writing; Teaching College Composition
  • Annual Tuition: $12,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 385
  • 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: $12,648
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,644
  • Example Classes:
    American Literature 1865-1918; Creative Writing Workshop; Multi-ethnic/Cross Cultural Literature; Renaissance Drama excluding Shakespeare
  • Annual Tuition: $12,855
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,279
  • 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: $13,464
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 350
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Research Methods; Disciplinary Foundations; Elements of Scholarship; Research Methods

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