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University of Memphis

Department of English

Memphis, TN

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) English as a second language
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Professional writing
Master of Arts (MA) Literature
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Composition studies
(Graduate Certificate) Teaching English as a second/foreign language
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literary and cultural studies African-American literature
(Graduate Certificate) African-American literature
Master of Arts (MA) Professional writing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 15
Other Advanced Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

78
Applied
69
Accepted
35
Enrolled
88%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline October 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.25, statement of purpose, writing sample, three letters of recommendation

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 February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

153
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.88%
Black or African American 13.07%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.96%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied linguistics, British and American literature, professional writing, composition studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 467 Patterson Hall
Memphis, TN  38152
United States
Contact Dr. Joshua Phillips
Chair
Email: jsphllps@memphis.edu
Phone: 901-678-2651
Fax: 901-678-2226

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