Admission

The application deadline for Fall admission is June 1; the application deadline for Spring admission is November 1.

In addition to the University’s requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores
  • Minimum of 12 undergraduate credits in English or an area of study related to the degree (communication, literacy), excluding freshman composition or first-year writing
  • An essay outlining personal goals and expectations for enrolling in and completing the program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Departmental interview, if required


Provisional Admission: In keeping with the University’s commitment to access, the Department of English will review the status of applicants whose GRE scores or grades are slightly below established admissions guidelines on a case-by-case basis to assess potential for success and prescribe conditions for full admission.

Transfer of Credits: The Department will accept a maximum of 6 hours of course work from another accredited institution.

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