Online Master's Degree in English Ranked Fifth Most Affordable recognized Texas Tech for its diversity in courses offered.

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Texas Tech's online master's degree in English is one of the most affordable in the nation, according to a new ranking from

Coming in at No. 5 on the list, editors at noted the diversity of courses offered in Texas Tech's English program.

"We're happy, but not surprised, to be listed as one of the most affordable master's degrees in English in the country. But what we're really proud of is the high quality of our program and the way we affect our students' lives," said Jen Shelton, an associate professor of English and director of the online master's program. "Students in our classes build a community with fellow graduate students and have close relationships with faculty while they expand their knowledge and reinvigorate their professional lives. Our graduates gain skills they need for the 21st-century workforce, but they also grow personally, sharing the joy of intellectual exploration with colleagues, students and the communities in which they live."

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Schools included in the ranking were selected based on accreditation, in-state graduate tuition and fees, and rankings with major publications, including Forbes, The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report.

"Texas Tech's online master's of English degree offers students an incredible tuition value matched by few universities," said Jamie Weitl, manager of online communications for "Students know they are getting a good return on investment with this master's of English that ranks in the top 5 percent of programs nationwide."

Other schools ranked were:

  • No. 1: University of Texas-Permian Basin
  • No. 2: University of Texas at Tyler
  • No. 3: Western Governors University
  • No. 4: East Carolina University
  • No. 23: Wayland Baptist University

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