The Department of English and Journalism at Western Illinois University offers graduate-level study in all areas of English studies. Our graduates pursue information-intensive careers in business and education, including those demanding intensive writing, editing, and sophisticated literacies; secondary or community college teaching in composition or literature. Many also complete further graduate study in the humanities.
Why Choose English at WIU?
We offer individualized programs that encourage students to choose courses and projects tailored to their interests and career goals. While some students focus on literary studies, others work with literature and emerging new media, film, popular culture, professional editing, composition and writing studies. All students take one required introductory course, and consult with faculty to choose elective courses, consider independent work such as internships, and select an exit option.
Exit options offer a choice between the thesis or directed readings and an exam. Both help develop scholarly and professional skills, allowing students to cultivate expertise in one or more areas of English Studies.Many students earn credits with internships in teaching, professional writing, library science and other fields, gaining hands-on experience and making valuable professional connections.
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- Topics in Literature
- Major Authors
- Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools
- Language Diversity and Grammar for Teachers
- Marjorie C. B. Allison, Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
- David Banash, Ph.D., University of Iowa
- Merrill Cole, Ph.D., University of Washington
- Roberta Di Carmine, Ph.D., University of Oregon
- William Knox, Ph.D., University of Michigan
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , International
- National students - rolling admission
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- Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency.
- Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
- If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.
International13830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National13830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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