• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The English program offered by Washington State University provides a solid foundation for more specialized doctoral study in English or American literature, American studies, comparative literature, or postcolonial anglophone literatures, as well as for professional training in such areas as law, information technology, divinity, journalism, and business. 


The English program offered by Washington State University allows students to specialize in the theory and pedagogy of composition. The degree is designed to prepare candidates for teaching positions at the college level or for doctoral programs with a specialization in composition and rhetoric. Language proficiency requirements are based on the candidate’s expected needs and may be met by linguistics or other language studies. Candidates in this degree option must fulfill the following requirements.

All graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of contemporary English Studies and its various sub-disciplines.
  • Demonstrate substantial knowledge of more specialized areas within English Studies, accompanied by the ability to locate and synthesize scholarship in such.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct original research in such sub-disciplines as literary studies, rhetorical theory, composition studies, digital technology, second-language learning, etc.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present original research findings to appropriate academic audiences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write scholarly essays or to create texts of other kinds which articulate new claims and present the results of original research and thinking.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • English Studies
  • Composition
  • Writing Research Papers
  • Rhetoric
  • Literature

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    If you are applying after January 10 or July 1 (priority deadlines), you will want to contact the department to see if they is still accepting applications.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements


  • General Application
  • Non-Degree Graduate Status (formerly Undecided Graduate Application)
  • Application for Reenrollment
  • Visiting Graduate Application
  • Graduate Certificate Program
  • Application fee of $75 for 1st application
  • GRE/GMAT scores and dates (if available, and required by department)
  • Departmental information
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores and dates (international applicants)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12596 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5880 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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