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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).
    • Two letters of reference

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