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Boston College

Department of English

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Boston College

Overview

Boston College / Department of English is located in Chestnut Hill, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) English
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Irish studies
Master of Arts (MA) Irish studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

136
Applied
68
Accepted
19
Enrolled
50%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 8

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

68
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.47%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.88%
Unknown 10.29%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: English and American literature, Irish literature, British literature, early modern and modern literature, critical theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3800
United States
Contact Dr. Suzanne Matson
Chairperson
Email: suzanne.matson@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-3716

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