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Application Materials

  • Online graduate admissions application.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor's degree and any graduate courses taken or degrees held.
  • Three references. Your references will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application. At least one reference must speak to your potential scholarship in English. 
  • Official copy of scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years—those who already hold a master's degree or higher are exempt from this requirement. 
  • Students for whom English is not a first language must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
  • Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following:
    -Your interest in teaching English as the secondary level (grades 8-12)
    -Your interest in studying English at the graduate level (ie, how you see yourself as a scholar of English)

Additional Materials, Requirements and Prerequisites 

  • Photocopy of teacher's license(s) that you may hold and proof of passing scores on the Massachusetts Tests for Education Licensure (MTEL), both the communication and literacy portion and English content tests.
  • For applicants pursuing literary studies, analytical writing sample between 6-12 pages required; for applicants pursuing writing, a creative writing sample between 6-12 pages required.
  • Bachelor's degree in English or equivalent. If you do not possess a bachelor's degree in English, please consult with the graduate program coordinator before applying to this program.
  • Course in adolescent psychology (undergraduate or graduate).
  • Course of foundations of secondary education (EDU 252A or EDU 808).


Application Deadlines

  • Application deadlines are May 10 for fall enrollment, October 1 for spring enrollment and February 1 for summer enrollment.
  • Please be aware that these application deadlines are firm. Only complete applications that include all required materials will be reviewed for admission that semester.
  • If your application is incomplete on the deadline date, it will, upon completion, be reviewed for admission for the following semester.
  • Admissions decisions will be communicated by the end of the application deadline month for which you've applied.