Northwestern State University’s online master’s program in English has been ranked in two national surveys for quality and affordability.
The master’s in English was ranked fifth for affordability by onlineu.org and sixth for value by guidetoonlineschools.com. The two websites are part of SR Education Group which has published more than 240 degree-level ranking reports.
The Master of Arts in English at NSU offers concentrations in literature, folklife/southern culture, generalist, teaching English to speakers of other languages and writing and linguistics.
“These 2018 national awards demonstrate both the academic strength and the economic value that our master’s degree in English program offers to students,” said Jim Mischler, Ph.D., head of the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies. “We provide a high-quality program at a low cost, and our graduates go on to successful careers in a wide variety of industries, including data analysis, technology, public relations and management careers, as well as the traditional English vocations in teaching, professional and technical writing and law.”
Guidetoonlineschools.com ranks bachelor’s programs that offer at least 10 programs online.
Tuition rates were manually researched and reflect the lowest tuition rate available at the specified degree level. Out-of-state tuitions were used unless in-state tuition is offered to all online students. Academic strength scores were calculated using standardized average SAT and ACT exam scores with respect to the total points possible. Tuition data and academic strength scores were then entered in an internal algorithm to determine value scores and rank order.
Onlineu.org determines a base level degree requirement for each subject. This degree level requirement reflects, per subject, which degree is most important for employment within a given subject.
To be considered for these subject rankings, schools need to be regionally accredited and need to offer at least one fully online degree in a given subject for the degree level that was required, or higher. Tuition rates were manually researched and reflect the degree level requirement tuition if offered, or the next level tuition cost. Out-of-state tuitions were used unless in-state tuition is offered to all online students.
Program data including available degrees, tuition rates, and details about program coursework were collected from official school websites, reflecting data for the 2017-2018 school year. This data was collected in July of 2017. Acceptance rates, programmatic accreditation, and profit status of schools were collected from official websites of the accreditation agencies or from the National Center for Education Statistics.