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Missouri State University

Department of English

Springfield, MO

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Overview

Missouri State University / Department of English is located in Springfield, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) Applied second language acquisition
Master of Arts (MA) Writing
Master of Arts (MA) English
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) English education
(Certificate) Teaching English to speakers of other languages

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 57

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for MA)
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

97
Applied
63
Accepted
56
Enrolled
65%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for MA)
Master's Degree Requirements 9-12 teacher certification (MS Ed); minimum GPA of 3.0 (MA); personal statement (200- to 250-word description of reasons and goals behind interest in English graduate studies); at least two letters of recommendation from individuals able to speak of the applicant's academic achievements and potential; writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 31
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

119
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.52%
Black or African American 0.84%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.84%
Two or more races 2.52%
Unknown 0.84%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 5
Male (10)
Female (20)

Research

Focus of faculty research: History of rhetoric, modern poetry, African-American literature, digital writing, teaching English to speakers of other languages
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 South National
Springfield, MO  65897
United States
Contact Dr. W. D. Blackmon
Department Head
Email: english@missouristate.edu
Phone: 417-836-5107
Fax: 417-836-6940

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