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Graduate Application Process


MA English Graduate Application Process

Required Materials

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript or transcript evaluation, documenting minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Three references; at least two must be from persons able to speak to your academic qualifications and performance.  
  • English Proficiency, if applicable for international applicants
  • Statement of purpose
  • Analytical writing sample between 6-12 pages for applicants pursuing literary studies. Creative writing sample between 6-12 pages for applicants pursuing writing.
  • MA English does not require the GRE or MAT


  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.

Additional Requirements 

  • Proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level before completion of the program. Proficiency may be demonstrated by completed coursework at the undergraduate level or equivalent test results.
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