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Brandeis University

Department of English

Waltham, MA

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Brandeis University

Overview

Brandeis University / Department of English is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English
Master of Arts (MA) English/women's, gender, and sexuality studies
Master of Arts (MA) English

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Field exam, symposium presentation, prospectus defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

134
Applied
36
Accepted
6
Enrolled
27%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, critical writing sample, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, critical writing sample, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, transcripts

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

43
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.98%
Black or African American 4.65%
White or Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.65%
Unknown 11.63%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 12
Male (15)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Feminist and gender theory, American literature and post-Colonial theory, early modern (Renaissance) English literature, modernism, literature and science, literary theory and philosophy, contemporary poetry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. David Sherman
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: chaucer@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-2130

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