Admission and Application Deadlines
Admission for fall semester only except in exceptional circumstances.
Recommended: 6 months prior to beginning of quarter
Meet admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies,
Hold an undergraduate major in English from an accredited college or university with a major average of 3.2 or better (on a 4.0 scale), or five appropriate upper-division courses in English with an average of 3.5 or better in those classes.
Submit an academic paper of at least five pages on a subject in English using secondary sources and demonstrate an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better.
Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take additional courses.
A TOEFL score of IBT 100/CBT 250/PBT 600, or for conditional admission, 80/213/550 or 7.5 or better on the IELTS. More information provided on the program website.
The Department of English Language and Literatures offers a flexible M.A. program designed to meet various needs, including those of prospective or practicing high school or college English teachers, ESL specialists, professional writers, and pre-doctoral students. The program is structured around work in language, literature, and writing. Courses are regularly available in the standard areas of literature, linguistics, composition/rhetoric, professional writing, and gender studies, as well as in nontraditional and interdisciplinary studies. The program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), which includes linguistics and which may be pursued as an elective option, as an endorsement for certified public school teachers, or as a concentration in itself, prepares students to teach English to nonnative speakers. Details about the different offerings in the TESOL program are available in the departmental office. Full-time or part-time study is possible.
Department of English Language and Literature
470 Millett Hall
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001