Emergency BU Alert Boston University's Charles River and Medical Center Campuses will be closing today, Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM and will be closed all day Tuesday, January 27, 2015. All normal academic and administrative activities (e.g. classes, seminars and meetings) that are scheduled to take place after 5:00 PM on Monday are cancelled. When classes resume, they will resume on the regular class schedule. Whether or how classes are to be made up is at the discretion of the faculty member. For detailed information about the Boston University Medical campus, please go to http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm Please note: Employees in essential services must report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to, University Police, Public Safety, Emergency Patient Treatment, Facilities Management and Planning, Environmental Health & Safety, University Dining Services, Mail Services, Student Health Services and the University Switchboard. For the very latest information, please go to http://www.bu.edu/today

Portrait of Leo Tolstoy in His Study, Ilya Repin, The State Literature Museum Moscow, 1891.

Graduate Admissions

The application deadline is January 15. 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.

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