Field of English Language and Literature Graduate School Cornell University

Field of English Language and Literature Graduate School Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 10
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
19 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Cultural Studies 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 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)
    • Literary Criticism And Theory 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)
    • English Poetry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
    • Master of Fine Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MFA/PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 18
    • Doctoral Degrees 16
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • 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
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


4% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 983
    • Accepted 41
    • Acceptance Rate 4
    • Enrolled 19
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $95
    • Application Fee - International $95
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 10th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, 3 letters of recommendation, creative writing sample
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (English), 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students78
    • Female Percentage67%
    • Male Percentage33%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students78
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American9%
    • White / Caucasian64%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian14%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown6%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty63
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchEnglish and American literature, women's writing, ethnic and post-colonial literature, critical theory, medievalism
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Field of English Language and Literature

Graduate School
Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-0001
United States

Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: 607-255-7989
Fax: 607-255-6661

Graduate Field Assistant

Phone: 607-255-7989
Fax: 607-255-6661

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