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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of English

Las Vegas, NV

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Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of English is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 4
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Creative thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

251
Applied
41
Accepted
23
Enrolled
16%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample; statement of purpose; 2 letters of recommendation; transcripts from all colleges
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements MA in English with minimum GPA of 3.5; writing sample; 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

82
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.07%
Black or African American 1.22%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.22%
Two or more races 7.32%
Unknown 7.32%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 1
Male (14)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Literature, creative writing, writing and rhetoric, theory, cultural studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
50,043

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 455011
Las Vegas, NV  89154-5011
United States
Contact Dr. Gary Totten
Chair/Professor
Email: english.chair@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-1258
Fax: 702-895-4801

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