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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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English from Idaho State University provides students wishing to pursue a liberal arts education training in the study of language, literature, writing, and culture. Such training will provide students with strong communication skills, an ability to gather information and use it critically, an understanding of the function of language within the culture, and a historical and critical understanding of the role literature plays within the human experience.

Graduates with English from Idaho State University will:

  • Produce writing that thoughtfully addresses multiple audiences, perspectives, genres, and disciplinary conventions, and makes effective use of research.
  • Analyze and interpret complex texts by reading critically, with close attention to language and ideas.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common linguistic principles, and the historical, social, cultural, and dialectal backgrounds of English.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in literary analysis by analyzing written, oral, and visual texts critically and applying the approaches of major theoretical schools.
  • Analyze the historical and literary trends of specific periods and cultural identities.
  • Describe multimodal forms and genres, and their origins, evolution, and aesthetic effects.
  • Develop writing in multiple genres that acknowledges both traditional and innovative prosody and narrative techniques.
  • Productively critique their own and their classmates’ creative efforts by analyzing literary works from a craft perspective.
  • Characterize the literary elements of diverse genres across various historical periods and cultures.
  • Create clear, concise documents that help audiences accomplish specific tasks, solve problems, and understand complex and technical information.
  • Make effective and ethical choices about style, organization, content, and design.
  • Produce a variety of print and digital media using words, images, and other modes.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing and Rhetoric 
  • Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Genre Studies in Drama
  • Genre Studies in Poetry
  • Genre Studies in Fiction
  • Gender in Literature
  • Bible as Literature
  • The West in American Literature
  • Ethnicity in Literature
  • Language in the United States
  • Advanced Composition
  • Teaching and Writing Projects Special Topics
  • Creative Writing: Forms and Craft
  • Nature of Language

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: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • 18 ACT or 1030 SAT (950 old SAT)
  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • English Proficiency 
  • Submit your school transcripts and records
  • Submit proof of financial support
  • Submit a copy of the biographical page of your current passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24494 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24494 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24494 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24494 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7872 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 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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