Graduate Program

4+1 M.A. Program External M.A. Program Courses

Application Deadlines

In Spring 2025, the English Department will be accepting applications to its two M.A. Programs for the 2025-2026 academic year.

The deadline for applications to the external M.A. program for the 2025-2026 academic year is March 1, 2025. Application forms are available on the School of Liberal Arts website. Review of applications to the 4+1 M.A. Program will begin April 15, 2025 and conclude May 15, 2025. Application forms are available at Applications must be made ONLINE only.

Please use the link to the specific M.A. program to which you would like to apply for more information on application and course of study. You can also contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Mike Kuczynski at for more information about these programs.

General Information

At this time, the Department of English at Tulane offers opportunities for graduate work towards the terminal Master of Arts. Tulane Undergraduate English majors may apply to the 4+1 M.A. Program. Students with the Bachelor of Arts in English or Literary Studies from Tulane or other institutions may apply to the external M.A. program. Transfer credit is available for students entering with graduate work done at other institutions.

The programs admit a small number of students, and our average class size is eight, with a one-to-one faculty ratio. Faculty specialties include literary theory, modernism, American literature, nineteenth-century British and American literature, early British literature, and world literature. Please review the faculty biographical pages for more information about specializations and research interests. The Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) advises all graduate students.

The M.A. programs offer coursework for students who have diverse plans for their futures. We have designed these programs carefully to provide students with the tools they need to understand the professions of literary scholarship and teaching. Each student receives coursework, mentoring, and/or practical experience in

  • Critical Theories
  • Research Methods
  • Literary Fields and Concentrations
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches
  • Scholarly Presentation and Publication
  • Applying to doctoral programs, other further study, or for employment

After completing the M.A. degree, some students continue graduate study in a doctoral program at another institution. Others pursue further education and/or employment in museum studies, library science, teaching, archival studies, journalism, or publishing.


Students admitted to the 4+1 program pay regular undergraduate tuition during their senior year, and then pay a reduced tuition in the “+1” year, typically about one-third the cost of the undergraduate tuition, plus fees. Undergraduate scholarships do not transfer to the “+1” year.

Students admitted to the external M.A. program pay approximately one-third the cost of undergraduate tuition, plus fees. No stipends or assistantships are available. More information on tuition is available at The School of Liberal Arts' Applying to an SLA Graduate Program page. Students are encouraged to check with the University’s Financial Aid office for information about aid and loans. The department does not arrange for financing.

Please read the information on our website and feel free to contact us if you have further questions:

Mike Kuczynski, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English-Tulane University