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University of South Florida

Department of English

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / Department of English is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 6

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 A competitive Verbal aptitude score on the GRE general test, with a target Analytical Writing score of 4.0 (while the Quantitative score is not a determining factor in our admission decisions, both Verbal and Quantitative scores are factors in some university scholarships and fellowships)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Thesis (for MFA); thesis or portfolio (for MA)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam A competitive Verbal aptitude score on the GRE general test, with a target Analytical Writing score of 4.0 (while the Quantitative score is not a determining factor in our admission decisions, both Verbal and Quantitative scores factor in some university scholarships and fellowships)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

95
Applied
49
Accepted
24
Enrolled
52%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam A competitive Verbal aptitude score on the GRE general test, with a target Analytical Writing score of 4.0 (while the Quantitative score is not a determining factor in our admission decisions, both Verbal and Quantitative scores are factors in some university scholarships and fellowships)
Master's Degree Requirements 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 Degree Exam A competitive Verbal aptitude score on the GRE general test, with a target Analytical Writing score of 4.0 (while the Quantitative score is not a determining factor in our admission decisions, both Verbal and Quantitative scores factor in some university scholarships and fellowships)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.7; three letters of recommendation; 2-3 page personal statement; 2500-word writing sample from English coursework

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

91
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.49%
Black or African American 6.59%
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.1%
Unknown 4.4%

Gender

Male (29%)
Female (70%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 0
Male (11)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: British 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:
210,186

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Laura Runge
Professor and Chairperson
Email: runge@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-9496

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