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Washington University in St. Louis

Department of English

St. Louis, MO

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Washington University in St. Louis

Overview

Washington University in St. Louis / Department of English is located in St. Louis, MO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English and American literature

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis or written exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

53
Applied
12
Accepted
5
Enrolled
23%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 7th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Sample of written work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General 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 15

Student Body

47
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.13%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.26%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Medieval, early modern, early American, eighteenth-century British, nineteenth-century British, nineteenth-century American, twentieth- and twenty-first century British, and twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature; African American literature and culture; Irish literature; Anglophone Postcolonial literature; gender and sexuality studies; Modernism; poetry and poetics; theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO  63130-4899
United States
Contact Dr. Wolfram Schmidgen
Chairman
Phone: 314-935-5120