English Graduate Programs

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • 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 online application software will send automated requests to your references on your behalf.
  • 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.