36
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

The Catholic University of America / Department of English Language and Literature is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Rhetoric
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English
Master of Arts (MA) English

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35
Applied
17
Accepted
49%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample
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 February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
80%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
19%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.78%
Unknown 11.11%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time (14)
Part-time (2)
Male (9)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Medieval literature, theory and history of rhetoric, Renaissance literature, religion and literature, English and American drama
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,035

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. Ernest Suarez
Chair
Email: johnsong@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5488
Fax: 202-319-4188