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Texts, Technologies & Literature

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Texts, Technologies, and Literature provides an opportunity for advanced students to further their understanding of literature and a broad array of other texts, including digital, academic and those that function in everyday use, in relation to both historical and contemporary culture. The program welcomes students with undergraduate majors in such areas as American Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Modern Languages and Literature, and Gender and Women’s Studies, as well as English. It is designed to accommodate students with a variety of interests and career paths, including those who are considering an academic career in English, whether in Rhetoric and Composition, Communication and Media Studies, or Literature; those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. (for example, in UMBC’s Language, Literacy, and Culture Ph.D. program or the Ph.D. in English at Morgan State University); high school teachers looking for advanced training; and those entering communications, editorial, and/or digital media professions. Students may specialize in the study of print-based or multi-modal texts of particular periods or genres; rhetoric, communication, and composition; or language use and production in various settings.

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Degrees Offered: M.A.

Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department: English

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time and Part-Time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Accelerated Program

Admissions Requirements

GRE General Test required (Waived for UMBC English Majors)
Bachelor’s degree in majors such as: English; American, Communication, Gender, or Media Studies; or Modern Lang&Lit.
Three letters of recommendation are required, in addition to a statement of purpose, from all applicants.
A Writing Sample is required. An academic essay is preferred but personal and other types of essays are acceptable. No length requirement.

Term of Admission: Fall

Domestic Application Deadlines: May 1

International Application Deadlines: January 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info: 410-455-2480 (UMBC)

Graduate Program Director:

Orianne Smith,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Selina Chang, 410-455-2384,

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