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Students
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Overview

Cornell University / Field of English Language and Literature is located in Ithaca, NY, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MFA/PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literary criticism and theory
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English poetry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Lesbian, bisexual, and gay literary studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American literature to 1865
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Prose fiction
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Restoration and the eighteenth-century
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American literature after 1865
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Old and Middle English
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Women's literature
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Colonial and postcolonial literatures
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) The nineteenth century
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) African-American literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Dramatic literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English Renaissance to 1660
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) The twentieth century
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cultural studies

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 16

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
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (English)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Teaching experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

983
Applied
41
Accepted
19
Enrolled
4%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, creative writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (English)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

78
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.85%
Black or African American 7.69%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 11.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.28%
Unknown 6.41%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

63
Total faculty
Full-time (63)
Part-time (0)
Male (29)
Female (34)

Research

Focus of faculty research: English and American literature, women's writing, ethnic and post-colonial literature, critical theory, medievalism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 144 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY  14853
United States
Contact Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 607-255-7989
Fax: 607-255-6661