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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of English

Amherst, MA

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / Department of English is located in Amherst, MA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Composition and rhetoric
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English and American literature
Master of Arts (MA) English and American literature
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 26
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

600
Applied
69
Accepted
29
Enrolled
12%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Manuscript
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Manuscript

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

176
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.68%
Black or African American 1.14%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.57%
Two or more races 5.68%
Unknown 10.23%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

49
Total faculty
Full-time - 49
Part-time - 0
Male (25)
Female (24)

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. Jenny Spencer
Department Head
Phone: 413-545-2332
Fax: 413-545-3880

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