Graduate Admissions

The application deadline is January 4th.

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

Applicants are required to submit official results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The GRE Subject Test in Literature is also required for PhD applications, and recommended for MA applications. 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