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University of South Carolina

Department of English Language and Literature

Columbia, SC

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University of South Carolina

Overview

University of South Carolina / Department of English Language and Literature is located in Columbia, SC.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Library and Information Science/Master of Arts (MLIS/MA)
Master of Arts (MA) English
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) English education
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 14
Other Advanced Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (MFA), GRE Subject Test (MA, MAT)
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

179
Applied
38
Accepted
21%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 30th January 30th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (MFA), GRE Subject Test (MA, MAT)
Master's Degree Requirements Sample of written work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Sample of written work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Faculty

53
Total faculty
Full-time - 53
Part-time - 0
Male (30)
Female (23)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American literature, British literature, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, speech communication
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
230,000

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. William Rivers
Phone: 803-777-7000