At least 54 credit hours beyond the BA (of which at least 30 credit hours must be beyond the MA) to include at least 21 credit hours at the 600-level; at least 15 credit hours at the 500-level or above (only 3 credit hours of ENGL 593 may be applied toward the MA and 6 after the MA); a 3 credit hour course in teaching composition, ENGL 505; and 15 additional credit hours at the 500- or 600-level.
Up to 6 of these additional credit hours may be taken in some cognate field or fields such as history, philosophy, or French. These courses must be drawn from those approved for graduate credit. All other course work must be in the English Department. In this course work, students must normally maintain a 3.5 GPA.
You can apply until:
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Twenty-four credit hours of dissertation research are required. These represent the research for and writing of the dissertation. The research and dissertation will be directed by a faculty member of the department and approved by a doctoral committee of three or four other faculty members.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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 ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
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.Schedule IELTS
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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