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Butler University

Department of English

Indianapolis, IN

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Butler University

Overview

Butler University / Department of English is located in Indianapolis, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) English

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 20

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

48
Applied
38
Accepted
14
Enrolled
79%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th No
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 350-word statement of purpose, and 7-12 page sample essay (for MA); writing sample in intended genre (12 pages of poetry or 30 pages of prose), statement of interest (1-2 pages), two letters of recommendation, and transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended (for MFA)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 6%
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
Unknown 2%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 5
Male (7)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Novel, poetry, screenplay and creative nonfiction writing; literary and cultural theory; American literature and culture; British and Postcolonial literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN  46208-3485
United States
Contact Dr. Dan Barden
Director of MFA Program, Department of English Language and Literature
Email: dbarden@butler.edu
Phone: 317-940-9688

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