Graduate Admissions

The application deadline is January 4th, 2021.

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  of approximately 15-25 pages displaying your research skills, preferably in your professed 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