Tampa, FL
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
76%
24%
student ratio
87
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 1
fall application deadline
54%
acceptance rate
6 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • English Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [literature]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [rhetoric and composition]
      Master of Arts (MA) [literature]
      Master of Arts (MA) [rhetoric and composition]
    • Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (MFA) [fiction]
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA) [poetry]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 22
    • Doctoral Degrees 10
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • 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
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and thesis (for MFA); thesis or portfolio (for MA)
    • Doctoral Degrees 1 Foreign Language, Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

54% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 74
    • Accepted 40
    • Acceptance Rate 54
    • Enrolled 25
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $30
    • Application Fee - International $30
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 (for MA), 3.2 (for MFA); three letters of recommendation; personal statement; writing sample from 10 to 20 pages (depending on genre)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum graduate GPA of 3.7; three letters of recommendation; 2-3 page personal statement; 2500-word writing sample from English coursework
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 550 paper-based; 79 iBT) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5) for MA and PhD; TOEFL (minimum score 600 paper-based) for MFA

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJune 30
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students87
    • Female Percentage76%
    • Male Percentage24%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students87
    • Part-time Percentage20%
    • Full-time Percentage80%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian77%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races8%
    • Unknown or International Student2%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty24
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBritish and American literature, rhetoric and composition, world and comparative literatures, creative writing, gender and sexuality studies, women's literature, film and genre studies, literary theory, popular and visual culture, textual and translation studies
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$202,166

Location & Contact

Department of English

College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
United States

Dr. Laura Runge

Professor and Chairperson

Phone: 813-974-9496
Email: runge@usf.edu

Dr. John Lennon

Associate Professor and Graduate Director

Phone: 813-974-2663
Fax: 813-974-2270
Email: jflennon@usf.edu


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