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Colorado State University - Ft. Collins — Department of English

Program Type:
Master's International
Department of English
Degrees Awarded:
Dual Degree: TEFL/TESL & Foreign Languages (MA), English Education (MA), Literature (MA), Rhetoric and Composition (MA), TEFL/TESL (MA)
Admissions Deadlines:

Fall/February; Spring/July; No Summer Admissions

Program Start:
Fall or Spring
Program Founded:
January, 1999


Up to 4 semester credit hours may be awarded for the Volunteer's field experience; competitively based scholarships, research and teaching assistantships may be available through the academic department.


Colorado State University offers a master's program in teaching English as a foreign language, English Education, Literature, and Rhetoric and Composition as a part of the Peace Corps Master's International Program. There is also an option to complete a dual degree in TEFL/TESL and either Spanish or French. The program integrates full-time graduate work with two years of Volunteer service in the Peace Corps, leading to a master's degree. Up to four semester credit hours may be awarded for the Volunteer's field experience.

Upon return from the assignment, candidates are required to complete a professional paper or thesis integrating learning that took place during the Peace Corps assignment and their area of academic interest, or to present a reflective portfolio collection of their academic work and field experience.

Financial aid applications for graduate students may be submitted with the graduate application. The Department of English also hosts an active Intensive English Program for incoming international students which may provide an opportunity for further teaching experience.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a program-related discipline; 3.0 GPA (4.0=A); three letters of recommendation; a statement of professional/career objectives; and a writing sample. GRE scores are required for applicants to the Literature program.

It is recommended that students apply six months prior to the semester for which students intend to begin their studies.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Karen Gardenier
Coordinator-Int'l. Education

Office of International Programs
Laurel Hall
Campus 1024
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1024
(970) 491-5917
(970) 491-5501

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