What You'll Learn
Through the master’s degree in the field of English you build:
- The ability to identify topics and develop questions that lead to meaningful scholarly inquiry.
- An enhanced knowledge of the philosophical, historical, and cultural forces that shape literary works.
- A deeper understanding of the work that literary scholars do.
- The skills required for communicating your ideas and entering a critical conversation.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: English.
Your peers from the field of English work in a variety of writing, research, and communication-intensive industries, such as fundraising, publishing, advertising/marketing, and education (secondary and higher education).
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Admission and Getting Started
Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.
To get started, you take the following three courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.
- One English course
- One English course or elective (e.g., EXPO 42a)
- HUMA 100 Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Dramatic Arts, English, and Religion
Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2020–21 rate)||$2,900 per course|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$35,000|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.