12 months
785 USD/credit 25905 USD/year
785 USD/credit 25905 USD/year
327 USD/credit 10791 USD/year
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The English program at Eastern Illinois University offers the opportunity to work closely with a range of scholars in the fields of your choice. Small classes with vibrant, engaged faculty will challenge you to pursue your interests and prepare for a career or further study.


Our two-year English program at Eastern Illinois University offers concentrations in literary studies, creative writing, and composition and rhetoric. 

Key Features

  • Graduate assistantships offer funding and valuable teaching experience in the EIU Writing Center and first-year composition courses.
  • Special topics courses, independent studies, internships, and one-on-one mentoring ensure that every student emerges ready for a profession or further study.
  • Workshops and professional development activities provide practical advice on prospectus- and thesis-writing, submitting to conferences, applying to PhD programs, job hunting, and teaching at the two-year college.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Composition
  • Technical Communication
  •  Issues in the Teaching of English: Mapping the Field of Multilingual Writing
  •  Creative Writing
  • Literary Studies
  • Film and Literature 
  •  Professional Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade Point Average(GPA): minimum 2.75 out of 4.0. Some graduate degrees have higher GPA requirements.
  • Test of English Language (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
  • A passport copy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University, application fee is valid for one year.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25905 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25905 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10791 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 327 USD per credit during 12 months.

Per Credit Hour

Living costs for Charleston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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