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Graduate Application Process


MA/MAT English Dual Degree Graduate Application Process

Required Materials

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript or transcript evaluation
  • Three references. At least two must be from persons able to speak to your academic qualifications and performance. At least one must speak to your potential scholarship in English. 
  • English Proficiency, if applicable for international applicants
  • 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)
  • MA/MAT English Dual Degree does not require the GRE or MAT.

Additional Materials, Requirements and Prerequisites 

  • A passing score on the Massachusetts Tests for Education Licensure (MTEL) communication and literacy portion and content test for English. 
  • 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.
  • Course in adolescent psychology (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Course of foundations of secondary education (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0


Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.

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