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Vanderbilt University

Department of English

Nashville, TN

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Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of English is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Final and qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

242
Applied
16
Accepted
7
Enrolled
7%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Sample of written work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Sample of written work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 33.33%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.78%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 0
Male (10)
Female (21)

Research

Focus of faculty research: British, American, and Anglophone literature, film, cultural studies, literary theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Dana Nelson
Chair
Email: dana.d.nelson@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-2541
Fax: 615-343-8028

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