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Thank you for your interest in Graduate Studies in English at NDSU! The English Department offers a PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture and an MA in English. Both degrees provide a robust core in rhetoric, writing, literary, and cultural studies, while including practical and immersive learning experiences alongside innovative strategies to specialize within the program of study.

Graduate students attend our university from all over the United States and more than 80 countries, creating a diverse community of highly dedicated scholars. Because graduate admission is competitive at NDSU, we suggest that you apply in advance of deadlines. 

Application Deadline: February 1.  

*****EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 15, 2019*****

All required application materials must be received and processed by the Graduate School before your file is forwarded to the department for review. Incomplete files cannot be reviewed. It is your responsibility to make sure all materials have been received by the Graduate School. 

Required Application Materials

  1. A $35 application fee
  2. All official transcript(s) (grade report) 
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation (2 of which must be academic), addressing your abilities as a student and your potential for graduate work 
  4. An academic writing sample that demonstrates your abilities as a writer: a research paper (including citations) 
  5. A statement of purpose that includes the following:

    • how your education and/or life experience have prepared you for graduate work
    • research you plan to pursue
    • faculty members with whom you wish to study
    • coursework you plan to complete in the program
    • a sense of what you hope to do once you have completed a graduate degree in English

  6. A letter of interest in a teaching assistantship, describing your qualifications and prior experience, if any. If no teaching assistantship is desired, please state your source of outside funding.
  7. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores, English Proficiency Requirements for international applicant 

    • TOEFL ibT 100
    • IELTS 7

Note that the GRE is not required of any applicants. Interviews in person or via video software may be used to evaluate applicants to our graduate program. Application Deadline: February 1.

*****NOTE that the deadline has been extended: FEBRUARY 15, 2019*****

Once the department has completed its review, recommendations will be forwarded to the Graduate School and applicants will be notified. Final admission decisions are made by the Graduate School. 

For additional questions, contact the Graduate Program Director at verena.theile@ndsu.edu

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

All required application materials must be received and processed by the Graduate School before your file is forwarded to the department for review. Incomplete files cannot be reviewed. It is your responsibility to make sure all materials have been received by the Graduate School. 

Required Application Materials

  1. A $35 application fee
  2. All official transcript(s) (grade report) 
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation (2 of which must be academic), addressing your abilities as a student and your potential for graduate work 
  4. An academic writing sample that demonstrates your abilities as a writer: a research paper (including citations) 
  5. A statement of purpose that includes the following:

    • how your education and/or life experience have prepared you for graduate work
    • research you plan to pursue
    • faculty members with whom you wish to study
    • coursework you plan to complete in the program
    • a sense of what you hope to do once you have completed a graduate degree in English

  6. A letter of interest in a teaching assistantship, describing your qualifications and prior experience, if any. If no teaching assistantship is desired, please state your source of outside funding.
  7. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores, English Proficiency Requirements for international applicant 

    • TOEFL ibT 100
    • IELTS 7

Note that the GRE is not required of any applicants. Interviews in person or via video software may be used to evaluate applicants to our graduate program. Application Deadline: February 1.

Once the department has completed its review, recommendations will be forwarded to the Graduate School and applicants will be notified. Final admission decisions are made by the Graduate School. 

For additional questions, contact the Graduate Program Director at verena.theile@ndsu.edu


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