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Northwestern State University of Louisiana MA in General English Literature

The main focus area for this major is English. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

General English Literature is a major offered under the English language and literature program of study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the master’s degree program in English, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in English from NSU Cost?

$9,614 Average Tuition and Fees
$38,339 Average Student Debt

NSU Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at NSU was $927 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $476 per credit hour. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,738 $16,526
Fees $3,876 $3,876

NSU English MA Student Debt

One factor in determining the overall cost in a degree is to consider how much in student loans you’ll have to take out. Students who received their master’s degree at NSU in English walked away with an average of $38,339 in student debt. That is 16% higher than the national average of $33,182.


Does NSU Offer an Online MA in English?

If you’re one of the many students who want the flexibility of distance learning courses, you’ll be happy to hear that NSU offers online option in its English master’s degree program. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the NSU Online Learning page.

NSU Master’s Student Diversity for English

8 Master's Degrees Awarded
75.0% Women
50.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 8 master’s degrees in English awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 75.0% of the English students who took home a master’s degree in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 69.1%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 50.0% of English master’s degree recipients at NSU in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 22%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

MA in English Focus Areas at NSU

General English Literature students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
English 8


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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