English

Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
English BA On campus No additional admission requirements beyond the general UIS criteria N/A N/A N/A N/A
English BA Online *The following are required for admission to the online English program:


*A 200-300-word statement of purpose/application letter that 1) explains why the applicant would like to pursue English as a major at UIS, 2) explains why online degree completion is preferred, and 3) explains any context that might warrant a waiver course requirements or explain a lower-than-preferred GPA.

*Access to the Internet
*Computer skills and systems needed to study online (See Online Learning Resources for Students at uis.edu/colrs/students/).

*Minimum of 30 successfully completed hours at the lower- division (preference granted to those applicants with 60 hours or an associate’s degree).

*Completion of two English Composition courses with a grade of C or better.

*Completion of an Introduction to Literature course with a C or better.
Yes Yes Contact department chair.
Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
English MA On campus The program is not accepting applications for the Master's in English at this time.

*UIS Online Graduate Application;

*Candidates must meet UIS requirements for admission to graduate studies

*Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00

*Undergraduate degree in English needed for full admission
*Completed ENG application
*Complete transcripts from all colleges and universities attended


N/A English Graduate Admissions Committee Yes, probationary basis - Candidates who have earned a GPA lower than 3.0 in English, in some cases and in consideration of all application materials, may receive conditional admission. They may be required to complete additional course work. No
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English On campus The program is not accepting applications for the Graduate Certificate in English at this time.

*Candidates must meet UIS requirements for admission to graduate studies.
*Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in English or another related area of study.
*Candidates without a Bachelor’s Degree in English must have completed the minimum course work equivalent to an English minor (15-16 credit hours in English beyond first-year composition).
*Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and an English GPA of 3.0 or higher.

*Candidates who are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent must receive a score of 580 or higher to be admitted.
English Graduate Admissions Committee Yes, probationary basis - *Candidates who have earned a GPA lower than 3.0 in English, in some cases and in consideration of all application materials, may receive conditional admission. They may be required to complete additional course work. NO