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The English Department at UIC considers applications only once each year; there is no mid-year or rolling admission. For a complete breakdown of the application process, please visit the department Admissions page.

 

Program Requirements (MA)
• Minimum Total Credit Hours: 32
• Minimum Credit Hours in English: 24
• Credit Hours in Workshops: 12-16
• English Requirement: ENGL 500
• Bridge Course Requirements:
Two courses from 507, 517, 527, 537, 547, 557, 567
• Distribution Requirement I:
Two courses in British and American Studies, Beginnings to 1914
• Distribution Requirement II:
Two courses in British and American Studies, 1914 to present
• Workshop Requirement:
12-16 credits; ENGL 570,571,572,573,574, 575,576
• MA Project Research Requirement: ENGL 597

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Program Requirements (PhD)
• Minimum Total Credit Hours: 96
• Minimum credit hours from the MA/MFA: 32
• Minimum PhD credit hours: 32
• Minimum PhD dissertation research hours (ENGL 599): 32
• Proseminar Requirements: ENGL 503,504
• Teaching College Writing: ENGL 555
• Bridge Course Requirements:
One course from 507, 517, 527, 537, 547, 557, 567
• At least 2 semesters from Discourse, Text, Context
(505,510,515,520,525,530,535,540,545,550) or Theoretical Engagements
(579,580,581,582,583,584,585,586,587,588)
• Preliminary Exam Research requirement (ENGL 592): 4 (min)
• Prospectus Research requirement (ENGL 591): 4 (min)

• Three workshops (12 hours), not including translation and publishing workshops; students working in fiction must take 8 hours in fiction workshops, students working in poetry must take at least 8 hours in poetry workshops, nonfiction writers must take 8 hours in nonfiction workshops.

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