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East Tennessee State University

Department of Literature and Language

Johnson City, TN

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East Tennessee State University / Department of Literature and Language is located in Johnson City, TN, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Teaching English to speakers of other languages
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Healthcare translation and interpreting
Master of Arts (MA) Literature

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, speaking and listening assessment
1 Foreign Language



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st April 29th No
Spring deadline November 1st September 29th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in English, writing sample, three letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements Resume, three letters of recommendation, two years of coursework or basic proficiency in a foreign language

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Linguistics and dialectology, English education, critical literary theory, literary biography, environmental literature, modern and ancient languages
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 70683
Johnson City, TN  37614
United States
Contact Dr. Katherine Weiss
Phone: 423-439-4347
Fax: 423-439-7193

East Tennessee State University