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Idaho State University

Department of English and Philosophy

Pocatello, ID


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Idaho State University / Department of English and Philosophy is located in Pocatello, ID, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Post-Master's Certificate) TESOL
Master of Arts (MA) English
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English and the teaching of English

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile verbal), general literature exam
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
2 papers, 2 teaching internships
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum 35th percentile on verbal section)
6 credits of elective linguistics, practicum


Acceptance Rate



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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile verbal), general literature exam
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation, 5-page writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5, writing examples, 3 letters of recommendation, master's degree in English
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in last 2 years, 3 letters of recommendation, knowledge of second language

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 4.55%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 10.61%


Male (42%)
Female (57%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (7)


Focus of faculty research: American literature, Renaissance literature, composition and rhetoric, Intermountain West studies, ethics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 921 South 8th Avenue, Unit 8056
Pocatello, ID  83209-8056
United States
Contact Jennifer Eastman Attebery
Phone: 208-282-2478
Fax: 208-282-4472