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Western Kentucky University

Department of English

Bowling Green, KY

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Overview

Western Kentucky University / Department of English is located in Bowling Green, KY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Literature Women writers
Master of Arts (MA) Literature Literary theory
Master of Arts (MA) Literature World literature
Master of Arts (MA) Literature American literature
Master of Arts (MA) Literature British literature
Master of Arts (MA) Writing
Master of Arts (MA) Teaching English as a second language
Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed) English
Master of Arts (MA) Education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Final exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13
Applied
8
Accepted
4
Enrolled
62%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
No
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st April 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 555
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
55%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
44%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American 8.33%
White or Caucasian 86%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.78%

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (69%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 1
Male (6)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Improving writing, linking teacher knowledge and performance, Victorian women writers, Kentucky women writers, Kentucky poets
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,800

Location & Contact

Address 1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY  42101
United States
Contact Dr. Karen L Schneider
Phone: 270-745-0111

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