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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.83k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    June for Fall semester; November for Spring semester

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    Students can choose the following specializations:

    • English Major - English Education Specialization
    The English Education specialization is designed to prepare students for a career in secondary school teaching. Students complete coursework in literature, linguistics, writing, history, and pedagogy to prepare for classroom teaching in public or private middle or high schools; others go on to seek advanced degrees in education, literature, language, rhetoric, writing, and literacy.
    • English Major - Writing Specialization

    Students with an English Major - Writing specialization receive a well-rounded background in literature, but with more intensive work in Creative and/or Professional writing. This program serves students seeking careers in creative or professional writing.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline June for Fall semester; November for Spring semester Tuition fee
    • USD 7826 Year (National)
    • USD 18044 Year (International)
    Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120 credits
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Major Requirements

    • Introduction to English Studies C
    • British Literature I
    • American Literature I
    • British Literature II
    • or American Literature II
    One Writing Course:
    • Technical Communication
    • Creative Writing
    • Advanced Creative Writing
    • Topics (on Professional or Creative Writing)

    One Linguistics Course:

    • English Grammar
    • The New English
    • Modern Grammar
    • Development of the English Language
    • General Semantics
    One Multi-Cultural/Minority Topics Course Credits: 3
    • World Literature
    • Women in Literature
    • Literature of Diverse Cultures
    • Mythology and Literature
    • American Indian Literature
    • American Indian Literature of the Present
    • Literature

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    To count toward the Major, courses must be passed with a minimum grade of “C.” Students who take ENGL 222 - one of the three required 300-400 level courses on British or American literature or the Capstone course must be on American literature since 1860. Students who take ENGL 242 - one of the required courses must be on British literature since 1660. Topics courses may only fulfill the specific requirements when approved by the department. All sections of English 210 count as a major elective.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than South Dakota State University.


    SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.


    South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

    • Dedicated faculty and staff
    • Quality new facilities
    • Excellent student leadership
    • Shared governance
    • Partnerships with local community
    • Robust and Integrated assessment program
    • Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

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