• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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English from Indiana University Northwest aims to help students write clearly and forcefully and to appreciate the artistic and cultural values of literature.

Graduates with English from Indiana University Northwest will:

  • explore the core principles of writing and literature pedagogy, the linguistic structure and history of English literature, and a wide variety of reading strategies associated with genre and close reading. 
  • gain skills and knowledge to conduct archival research, 
  • develop analytical and presentation skills through the focused study of literature in a seminar format,
  • acquire an appreciation of current trends in the field of digital humanities.   

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Dates for Application Priority.  If you miss a priority date your admission to IU Northwest may be delayed until the following semester.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Grammar and Usage 
  • Literary Interpretation 
  • British literature 
  • American literature 
  • Gender and Literature
  • World Literatures in English
  • Writing Fiction 
  • Writing Poetry
  • Shakespeare 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • First year applicants graduate or be on track to graduate with a college prep curriculum
  • SAT or ACT Test scores. Students who have been out of high school one year or more are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores unless required for admission to a specific program
  • Application for Admission
  • Nonrefundable $65 application fee
  • Official transcripts (native language and English translation if applicable)
  • English Proficiency ( If not from a country IU Northwest considers English as a native language)
  • Immigration Documentation
  • Financial Support Documentation
  • The equivalent to a B average or a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale
  • Non-U.S. residents: Submit a photocopy of your passport page showing your name and date of birth. If you are currently in the U.S., submit a photocopy of your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp.
  • Rank in the upper half of the high school graduating class.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9963 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9963 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7066 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3533 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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