English

Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
English BAOn campusNo additional admission requirements beyond the general UIS criteriaN/AN/AN/AN/A
English BAOnlineAdditional Application Materials:

*An application letter that addresses why the student wants to major in English at UIS, why online degree completion is preferred, and any context that may explain a circumstance that might warrant a waiver of GPA or course requirements.

*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).

*Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

*Completion of two English Composition courses with a grade of C or better (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted).

*Completion of one creative writing course with a grade of C or better (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted).

*Completion of two literature courses with a grade of C or better (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted).
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Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
English MAOn campus*Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00

*Undergraduate degree in English needed for full admission

*Completed ENG application

*Formal letter of application that explains interest in the MA program and indicates the intended concentration

*CV/Academic Resume (max. 2 pages)

*Names and contact information for three references, two of which must be academic references

*If intending to complete the digital publishing concentration, applicants should provide a sample of creative work (approximately 10-15 pages of poetry or prose) AND an analytic writing sample (approximately 10-15 pages that illustrates the ability to develop a sustained argument built from primary and secondary sources)

*If intending to complete the digital pedagogy concentration, applicants should provide a sample of analytic writing (approximately 10-15 pages that illustrates the ability to develop a sustained argument built from primary and secondary sources)

N/AEnglish Graduate Admissions CommitteeYes, probationary basisNo