In English Studies, multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives are used to examine and produce texts for audiences communicating in English: How do cultures shape language and how does language shape culture? How do intersections of cultures affect communication across borders? What forms can we create to connect and enter into dialogue with each other?
Children's Literature, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Rhetoric and Writing (including New Media Studies, Professional Writing and Rhetorics, Rhetoric and Composition, and Teaching Writing), and TESOL offer our community of students and researchers the means of examining how we teach, learn, and understand ourselves and others through the stories we tell and the ways in which we tell them.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must:
International students are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum TOEFL score required for graduate admissions is 100 (internet-based testing), or 250 (computer-based testing), or 600-603 (paper-based testing). For International students interested in being awarded a teaching assistantship, a TOEFL iBT speaking score of 27 or higher, or the Test of Spoken English (TSE), is required.
|Fall (August)||January 15|
|Spring (January)||No applications accepted for summer|
|Summer (May/June)||No applications accepted for summer|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
Assistantships offered to Master's students are 10 hours/week assignments, generally teaching one class in the Writing Program, with some assistantships available in the English Language Institute. Master's students spend their first semester assisting a teacher. After their first semester, they teach one course each semester.
Assistantships for Master's students currently carry a stipend of $792 per month for 9 months and a full tuition waiver. Summer teaching and summer research are occasionally available. All students with a teaching assistantship have an office equipped with a computer and network access.
Sutherland Fellowships are awarded to a small number of Creative Writing students. Sutherland Fellows work a year in the Department's Publications Unit and spend a second year teaching creative writing.
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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