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Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for the English, M.A. program:

    • A thoughtful cover letter of one to two pages (addressed to the Graduate Coordinator) outlining the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the M.A. in English
    • A writing sample of 10-25 pages of the applicant’s best scholarly work
    • Students who are interested in creative writing may choose to send an additional creative writing sample of no more than 15 pages.
    • In addition to these requirements, applicants must also provide two letters of reference from current or past professors (or others familiar with the applicant’s scholarly potential).

    The Graduate Committee will carefully consider all information when making its decision.