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The University of Kansas

Department of English

Lawrence, KS

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Overview

The University of Kansas / Department of English is located in Lawrence, KS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) English
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Fine arts/creative writing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

148
Applied
41
Accepted
26
Enrolled
28%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
85
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Two examples of academic writing; resume; statement of approximately 500 words describing interests, training, experience (including teaching experience), academic ability, and goals; three letters of recommendation; official transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Two examples of academic writing; resume; statement of approximately 500 words describing interests, training, experience (including teaching experience), academic ability, and goals; three letters of recommendation; official transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

97
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.31%
Black or African American 5.15%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.06%
Unknown 2.06%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecocriticism and science/science fiction writing; gender and sexuality studies; U.S. ethnic literatures, race, and diaspora studies; composition, rhetoric, and language studies; creative writing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3001 Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS  66045
United States
Contact Kathryn Conrad
Chair
Email: kconrad@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-2572

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