What will I learn?

The MA program in English at LIU Post offers a dynamic opportunity to pursue your passion for literature and writing while developing the professional skills necessary to compete in today’s marketplace. Our department provides an enriching environment with renowned scholars, small classes, and a close-knit graduate community. This program is also tailored to your interests. We have several specializations with internships designed to help you network and to begin your career!

In the second year of the program, you will choose from the following specializations:

Traditional: For those interested in doctoral work or positions at research institutes, we offer a traditional literary studies track that culminates in a thesis. Our students also participate actively in regional conferences and submit their work to journals and edited collections.

Pedagogical: This specialization offers opportunities in tutoring and teacher training. Experiences in the LIU Post Writing Center can be a launching point for a professional career in tutoring. Our department has recently placed several students at Writing Centers and Tutoring facilities throughout Long Island. Additionally, students interested in adjunct teaching positions will have opportunities for coursework specializing in pedagogical theory.

Publishing: Students interested in a career in publishing can secure an internship with a publishing company, participate as a reader for our literary journal Confrontation, and take additional coursework in other aspects of the business such as copyediting.

Social Advocacy: For students passionate about social advocacy, we currently place our graduates with Herstory—an organization that operates a transformative writers’ workshop for incarcerated women—and Project 9 Line.

Global Connections: Through LIU’s Global College, we also provide internship opportunities for those who wish to work with international organizations.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
Per credit tuition: USD $1,274
Start date

Expected February 2022


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

720 Northern Boulevard,


New York,

11548, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have achieved at least a 3.0 overall grade point average or equivalent from an accredited bachelor’s program.

For international students

Applicants must have achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or equivalent in a bachelor's program, a major grade point average of 3.5 and 24 credits in English.

Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based (213 computers based or 550 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 6.5

It is recommended that an international student applicant submit an application for international admission and the following supporting documents to the Admissions Office by February 1 for fall admission or by September 1 for spring admission.


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