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University of Utah

Department of English

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Department of English is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) English Literary and cultural studies
Master of Arts (MA) English Rhetoric and composition
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) English Creative writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English Literary and cultural studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English Creative writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English Rhetoric and composition

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Alternate accepted
1 Foreign Language at standard proficiency level + MA Scholarly Essay
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
1 language at an advanced proficiency or 2 languages at a standard proficiency

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

225
Applied
38
Accepted
14
Enrolled
17%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 650
TOEFL IBT score: 115
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 9

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

66
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.58%
Black or African American 1.52%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.55%
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

35
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 7
Male (20)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Creative writing including poetics and modern poetry, fiction, and experimental forms; literary & cultural studies, including nineteenth- and twentieth-century british and american literature; studies of the american west, environmental studies; critical theory and practice; race and gender studies, and digital humanities.
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
126,500

Location & Contact

Address 255 South Central Campus Drive
Room 3500
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Prof. Scott Black
Department Chair
Email: scott.black@utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-3393
Fax: 801-585-5167

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