Graduate Admissions

The English Department will begin reviewing completed MA applications on January 4, 2022 and will continue to accept them until the March 5, 2022 deadline.
PhD applications are due January 4, 2022

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 their writing, analytic, and research skills, preferably (but not necessarily) in their professed area of interest. All applicants must also submit a 2-3 page personal statement. This statement can address the applicant’s scholarly interests and goals, relevant projects and training, as well as experiences in and potential to contribute to diverse and inclusive communities.

For general information about admissions to the English Department’s MA program, please email Professor Michael Prince.

For questions about the PhD program, please email Professor Amy Appleford