54
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Boston University / Department of English is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in literature (strongly recommended)
1 Foreign Language
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in literature
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying/oral exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

193
Applied
75
Accepted
19
Enrolled
39%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in literature (strongly recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, scholarly writing sample, curriculum vitae
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in literature
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, scholarly writing sample, curriculum vitae
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

54
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
92%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.41%
Black or African American 3.7%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.11%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Robert Chodat
Chair
Email: rchodat@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-2509
Fax: 617-353-3653