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English, Ph.D.

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University rank #101 (ARWU) Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
Combining the intellectual resources of a major research university with a scale and set of values more typical of a liberal arts college, the department puts great stress on class discussion, individual conferences or tutorials, and other opportunities for students and faculty to work closely together. 
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Overview

The Department of English offers courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Included among the department’s offerings are literary and cultural studies, linguistics, film, journalism and new media, creative writing, visual rhetoric, rhetoric, and professional writing.

The Department of English offers programs in American and English literature and language leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. At either the MA or PhD level, students may elect a project concentration in Writing History and Theory or a course work concentration in Creative Writing.

New and continuing graduate students are normally supported with graduate assistantships providing tuition remission and a living stipend. Assistantships are awarded by the dean on the recommendation of the department. Applicants to the PhD program with previous teaching experience are preferred. All graduate assistants are required to take university- and department-level teacher training courses in their first semester of work at the university.

Teaching is viewed as an essential part of the education of graduate students aspiring to academic posts, and is required of all students working under assistantships. The department provides opportunities for graduate assistants to gain teaching experience in a variety of courses and in the Writing Resource Center.

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Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Project concentration in Writing History and Theory or a course work concentration in Creative Writing
  • Candidates are also required to submit a writing sample, consisting of at least 15 pages of academic writing
  • Previous teaching experience are preferred
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study

Tuition Fee

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    1827 USD/credit
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    1827 USD/credit
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