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University of South Florida

Department of English

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / Department of English is located in Tampa, FL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) English Literature
Master of Arts (MA) English Rhetoric and composition
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Poetry
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Fiction
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English Literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English Rhetoric and composition

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis (for MFA); thesis or portfolio (for MA)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

74
Applied
40
Accepted
25
Enrolled
54%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 (for MA), 3.2 (for MFA); three letters of recommendation; personal statement; writing sample from 10 to 20 pages (depending on genre)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.7; three letters of recommendation; 2-3 page personal statement; 2500-word writing sample from English coursework

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

87
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
80%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.45%
Black or African American 6.9%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.3%
Unknown 6.9%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 0
Male (11)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: British and American literature, rhetoric and composition, world and comparative literatures, creative writing, gender and sexuality studies, women's literature, film and genre studies, literary theory, popular and visual culture, textual and translation studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
202,166

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Laura Runge
Professor and Chairperson
Email: runge@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-9496