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English, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Our English program at Point Park University teaches you to closely analyze text, improve your writing through peer review and workshop exercises and develop communication skills. 
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Overview

Through this English major at Point Park University, you will be encouraged to look past your own experiences in order to understand others, and to study both past and present authors ranging from William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Bram Stoker, and Emily Dickinson to Chinua Achebe, Sylvia Plath, Junot Díaz and Zadie Smith.  

You will also learn to analyze texts in historical and social contexts. With class sizes averaging around 15 students, our English program allows for a more dynamic and participatory classroom experience. You will receive individualized help, guidance and feedback from your professors and peers.

Career Options

Contrary to the belief that English majors are unable to find jobs, or can only be teachers, graduates of Point Park’s English program move on to graduate school, law school or find other positions such as:

  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Copywriter
  • Positions in nonprofit organizations
  • Grant writer
  • Journalist

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 included:

  • Creative Writing Workshops
  • Contemporary Literature
  • The English Drama
  • Literary Criticism
  • Popular Culture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    6

    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:

    500

    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

  • Completed and signed on-line application Apply Now Free
  • Official transcripts of previous education with English translation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results (Point Park University TOEFL Institutional Code is 2676) and/or SAT/ACT results.
  • A cumulative weighted 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in a recommended university preparatory program is required for straight acceptance into Point Park University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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