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University of Louisville

Department of English

Louisville, KY

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Overview

University of Louisville / Department of English is located in Louisville, KY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Rhetoric and composition Rhetoric and composition
Master of Arts (MA) English Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) English Literature
Master of Arts (MA) English Rhetoric and composition

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Optional
Culminating project of 25-30 pages
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Year long program; student teacher program.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

42
Applied
30
Accepted
20
Enrolled
71%

Applying

65
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 15th Yes
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Two letters of reference, official transcripts.
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Three letters of reference, official transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.72%
Black or African American 5.17%
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.45%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Faculty

63
Total faculty
Full-time - 34
Part-time - 29
Male (32)
Female (31)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Rhetoric and composition, creative writing, Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British literature, Nineteenth-Century American literature, critical theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2301 South Third Street
Louisville, KY  40292
United States
Contact Dr. Glynis Ridley
Chair
Email: glynis.ridley@louisville.edu
Phone: 502-852-6803

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