Financing your MA in English
A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and an important factor in deciding whether to apply is its affordability. Our degree program is typically two years, or 30-31 semester units. You can find out the cost of your education by checking out the CPP Cost Calculator Page.
Students who have taken a course in pedagogy at the graduate level are eligible to apply for a funded Teaching Associate (TA) position. These positions are offered in Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, and TESOL, giving students valuable professional experience as well as funding for their education. For more information, check out the Professional Opportunities page.
The college and University offer a number of grants and scholarships to support students through their education:
- The President's Council Scholarship is an award for academic success.
- The Paula Sandoval Memorial Scholarship is designed for students who have overcome significant hardships to complete their degrees.
- The Shana Y. Wang Scholarship supports students active in their communities and interested in pursuing their teaching credential.
- The Administrative Fund provides support to students and clubs alike for attending conferences, trainings, etc.
- The Conference Presentation Scholarship has monthly deadlines to provide financial support to students attending conferences.
- The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program provides loans and loan forgiveness to students interested in doctoral programs.
- The Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Program supports students who experience economic or educational disadvantages to pursue doctoral work.
- The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences also maintains a list of scholarships relevant to students who demonstrate financial need, perform community service, and work toward their professional goals.
For an updated list of scholarships and deadlines, check out the CPP Scholarship Portal.