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English, M.A.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit the following materials directly to the graduate coordinator, Prof. Beringer via email at

  • Completed application form.
  • A cover letter of one to two pages 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 interested in creative writing may choose to send an additional creative writing sample of no more than 15 pages.
  • Copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended.
  • Two letters of reference from current or past professors (or others familiar with the applicant’s scholarly potential).
  • The minimum GPA for admission is 2.5 cumulative; if an applicant falls below this threshold, the committee will review the transcript, consult with the applicant regarding any extenuating circumstances, and make a final determination.