Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus
A master's degree in English prepares students for doctoral work and careers in a variety of professional fields, enhances your professional credentials by serving as a companion to other advanced degrees, and continues to hone a student’s communication and creativity skills, skills which have high currency for employers in a variety of industries. Moreover, as the global culture continues to move toward content-based, online marketing strategies (e.g. websites, blogs, social media, video) to drive consumer interest and promote a brand, more companies are looking for people who can create effective and persuasive content. A master’s degree in English enables you to do this and much more.
- Minimum GPA 3.0 (4 Scale)
- GRE - Optional (Currently, the GRE general and subject test are NOT REQUIRED for admission to the Virginia Tech M.A. Program in English)
- TOEFL/ IELTS score required (if applicable)
The Department of English has a limited number of graduate assistantships and fellowships available for students applying for full time study on the Blacksburg Campus. Entering students can apply for such funding as part of their admissions application. No separate application required.
Priority deadline: February 3 for consideration for funding
Final deadline: February 3
Our Graduate Students
English Graduate Student Organization
The English Graduate Student Organization is a professional and social organization for our graduate students. We host a number of annual events including book fairs, a graduate student conference, and social outings. You will receive regular invites to the meetings and functions.