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Purdue University

Department of English

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

Purdue University / Department of English is located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Literature Rhetoric and composition
Master of Arts (MA) Literature Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literature Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literature Theory and cultural studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literature Rhetoric and composition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literature Literature and philosophy
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 22

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; GRE Subject Test in English literature (recommended for students applying to literary studies)
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in English literature (recommended for students applying to literary studies)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

245
Applied
55
Accepted
23
Enrolled
22%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in English literature (recommended for students applying to literary studies)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in English literature (recommended for students applying to literary studies)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 620
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

137
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.11%
Black or African American 4.38%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.73%
Asian 3.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.92%
Unknown 2.19%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

51
Total faculty
Full-time - 42
Part-time - 9
Male (28)
Female (23)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cultural studies, postmodern narrative, contemporary women writers, composition theory, slave narratives
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Dorsey Armstrong
Head
Email: darmstrong@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-6478

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