Case Western Reserve University

12 months
46524 USD/year
46524 USD/year
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Combining the intellectual resources of a major research university with a scale and set of values more typical of a liberal arts college, the English program of Case Western Reserve University emphasizes class discussion, individual conferences or tutorials, and other opportunities for students and faculty to work closely together.


A major in the English program of Case Western Reserve University prepares students for various sorts of careers. Three paths are common:

  • English leads readily to careers that put a premium on writing skills and on the ability to analyze complex human situations. In addition to the fields that have often been of first interest to English majors (writing and publishing, journalism, advertising, the film industry, public relations, and teaching), significant opportunities exist in the corporate world, in government, and in nonprofit organizations such as those devoted to social service, the environment, or the arts.

The Department of English offers programs in American and English literature and language leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. At either the MA or PhD level, students may elect a concentration in Writing History and Theory or a concentration in Creative Writing.

Candidates for graduate work in English should present an undergraduate major in English or a minimum of 18 semester hours of English (or its equivalent) beyond the freshman level. In some cases, students will be required to make up deficiencies without graduate credit. The department requires all candidates for admission to submit their scores on the aptitude sections of the Graduate Record Examination. Candidates are also required to submit a writing sample, consisting of at least 15 pages of academic writing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rhetoric and Teaching of Writing
  • Linguistic Analysis
  • Academic Reading and Critical Thinking
  • Academic Writing and Grammar
  • Advanced Creative Writing
  • History of the English Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A complete School of Graduate Studies application
  • Statement of Scholarly Purpose (PDF format, please)
  • Writing Sample (PDF format, please; 15-20 pp. analytic paper)
  • The names and contact information for three academic recommenders (from whom letters will be solicited electronically, the preferred method)
  • GRE scores
  • Transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Unofficial copies may be uploaded to online application. (Official copies are not necessary until acceptance.)
  • University application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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