Applications completed by August 10 will be considered for Fall semester admission or by December 5 for Spring semester.
Note: Students interested in being considered for a Graduate Assistantship should plan to complete their applications by March 15 for Fall entry or by October 15 for Spring entry. Be aware that, typically, more Graduate Assistantships are available for Fall entry than Spring.
A student applying to the graduate program in English must have:
- An undergraduate degree in English or a related field from an accredited college or university.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all completed undergraduate coursework.
- A writing sample of at least ten (10) pages focusing on the analysis of literature.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) aptitude test is not required for the Master of Arts degree in English.
Applicants wishing to be considered for graduate assistantships must include an explanation of teaching interests in the personal statement required for application to the School of Graduate Studies.
A student who does not meet certain admission requirements may still be admitted to the program unconditionally provisions upon the recommendation of the Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies in English with the understanding that stated provisions - for example, completion of specified undergraduate courses - must be met for the student to remain in good standing. The student's background and experience will be considered.