About this course
The Department of English and Language Arts offers two graduate degree programs with a number of concentrations, making it suitable for a variety of scholars looking to expand their knowledge and develop their careers in research, teaching and writing. We offer programs leading to an MA or a PhD in English, and each year we admit scholars with a variety of skills and experiences to join us as they pursue these degrees.
The MA program is designed for students who contemplate pursuing graduate work beyond the bachelor's degree, for those who are preparing for a career in secondary school teaching or in creative writing and screenwriting, and for those seeking a foundation for later PhD degree work.
- An official transcript showing a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university, or an international college or university where English is the principal language of instruction.
- A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Applicants from countries where English is not the medium of instruction, must demonstrate their ability to use the English language by scoring a minimum of 550 on the TOEFL.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- English proficiency testing is not required for applicants from the British Commonwealth, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, West Indies, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania).
- TOEFL: 213 (Computer), 550 (Paper), 70 (Internet)
- IELTS - 6
*We do not accept IELTS or TOEFL scores sent via email on in person. They must come directly from the agency.