Graduate Admissions

The application deadline is January 3rd, 2020.

Please visit the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences to apply online.

Students are no longer required to submit GRE scores as part of their applications to the MA or the PhD programs in English and American literature. Applicants still have the option of submitting results of the General GRE Test, however, if they so choose. The ETS Institution Code for the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is 3087.

In addition to the standard Graduate School admissions forms, all applicants to the MA and PhD programs should submit a scholarly writing sample (approximately 15-20 pages). Applicants holding the MA who are applying to the PhD program should submit a scholarly writing sample (approximately 15-–25 pages) in their area of interest.  All applicants must also submit a personal statement, which should be a maximum of 2-3 pages.

For general information about admissions to The Graduate Program in English and American Literature please email engradad@bu.edu