1. General InformationUp one level
General information for prospective and current graduate students about graduate program procedures and policies.
Orientation information for graduate students new to the program. Includes information on personnel, computing, parking, and library services.
How to obtain Iowa residency for the purposes of in-state tuition.
Admission status is important because you must hold full admission status before you can complete your degree.
Each entering graduate student is assigned a program adviser who provides guidance until you have selected a major professor to chair your Program of Study (POS) committee.
The Graduate College requires students who are nonnative speakers of English to take or be exempted from the English Placement Test before their first semester. If these students are hired to work as teaching assistants, they must also take the Oral English Certification Test (OECT) before beginning any teaching responsibilities.
Information on a wide variety of program topics, including transfer credits, Degree Planning Sheets, independent studies, creative component/research credits, grade appeals, incompletes, and much, much more.
Assistantships are awarded to students on a competitive basis. These assistantships are usually available only to students who have been granted full or provisional admission to the Graduate College. Students on restricted admission status may be eligible to hold assistantships, but such awards can be made only on a semester-by-semester basis. Assistantships are not available to students on non-degree status. Assistantships include monthly stipends for 9 months during the academic year (summer appointments are separate), tuition scholarships, and health insurance benefits.
GMAP & GDAP funding is available through the Graduate College. This policy statement explains the way in which such funding will affect the teaching or research loads of graduate assistants in the English Department.
A listing of graduate student academic awards given by the Department of English.
Financial resources are available to graduate students in the form of Professional Advancement Grants (PAGs), university and federal loans, and work-study jobs, as well as fellowships, travel, and foreign study grants available from off-campus sources.
Information for students pursuing a graduate minor, both within the department and in other departments.
Certification courses and credits are ordinarily taken in addition to those required for degrees in the English Department.
This is a special section of the Program Manual because the administrative procedures for graduation can appear imposing. However, with advance planning, everything should go smoothly. Graduation questions not covered in this section can be directed to Stacey Rogers in the Graduate College (1137 Pearson, 294-4531).
The Department of English does not provide job placement services for Ph.D. students applying for academic positions. The Graduate Secretary, however, has a sample dossier which students can use as a guide.