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Northern Kentucky University

Program in English

Highland Heights, KY


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Northern Kentucky University


Northern Kentucky University / Program in English is located in Highland Heights, KY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) English
(Certificate) Composition and rhetoric
(Certificate) Professional writing
(Certificate) Creative writing
(Certificate) Cultural studies and discourses

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Other Advanced Degrees 9

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 Comp Exam Required for some
Capstone (thesis, portfolio, project, or exams); 30 hours of credit
Other Advanced Degrees 18 hours of credit



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st June 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in English or related field from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.0 in major or cognate area coursework; official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work; two letters of reference
Additional Entrance Requirements Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work; bachelor's degree from regionally-accredited institution; minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 3.77%
White or Caucasian 92%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.89%
Unknown 1.89%


Male (24%)
Female (75%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (6)

Location & Contact

Address Louie B Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY  41099
United States
Contact Dr. John Alberti
Director of English Graduate Studies
Phone: 859-572-5619
Fax: 859-572-6093