Virginia Commonwealth University, based in Richmond, VA offers a fully funded master’s in English. A thirty-hour Master’s in English with an additional concentration in research for those who desire to conduct a thesis project. Select students in the MA graduate programs are funded by Graduate Assistantships available through the Department of English. These are awarded on a competitive basis and are generally renewable for up to two years. Assistantships include a full tuition waiver plus a stipend of $12,500.