Idaho State University

College of Arts and Letters

English

Address:

Box 8020

Stop 8059

Pocatello, ID 83209

United States

Phone:

208-282-2629

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate, Master of Arts in English, Doctor of Philosophy in English and the Teaching of English

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of English and Philosophy offers two graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. in English and Ph.D in English and the Teaching of English. Both programs provide a broad education in literature as well as practical and theoretical training in teaching English at the college level. We also offer a graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, or TESOL, which may be completed as part of the M.A. or Ph.D. or as a stand-alone credential. The English Department is a lively intellectual community where faculty members work closely with students. We especially encourage students to take part in on-going departmental activities, including the faculty works-in-progress series, the graduate student thesis- and dissertation-in-progress series, and the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) meetings, as well as periodic brown bag luncheons and workshops concerning teaching and professional preparation. Combined with a solid education in literature and the teaching of English, participation in these activities has contributed to the success of our graduates in finding jobs at two- and four-year institutions.

Accreditation:

Idaho State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

International Student Requirements:

International students (whose native language is not English) must achieve satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). (1) TOEFL Exam: Total score of 80 with a score of at least 20 on each section (2) IELTS Exam: 6.5 or higher on the overall band (3) Level 112 from ELS Language Centers also meets the English language proficiency requirements. Students must contact the Graduate School at graddean@isu.edu before applying for ELS conditional admission in order to verify that the program of interest offers conditional admission. For questions regarding visas, proof of financial support forms, or I-20 forms, please contact the International Programs Office (IPO) at ipomail@isu.edu or (208) 282-4320.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999