Frequently Asked Admissions Questions
We only offer a terminal master's degree through the Summer M.A. Program. We do offer a Ph.D. in English or American Literature.
We receive approximately 200 applications and typically enroll 12-15 new graduate students each year.
Please send us three letters of recommendation from those who know you and your work best. Additional letters of recommendation rarely enhance your application.
Your three letters of recommendation must be submitted via the electronic application.
No, we only require that one (1) official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution previously attended be sent directly to the Department of English from your Registrar's Office in a sealed envelope.
There are no specific page lengths or formatting requirements for the Statement of Purpose. Your statement is an opportunity to explain your reasons for pursuing graduate study and how your academic interests relate to your professional goals.
Please submit one 10-20 page essay representing your best work. Only one writing sample should be submitted. You may submit an excerpt from a longer paper but please do not send several shorter essays.
GRE scores must be submitted by the December 15 deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their scores have been received by the Graduate Division. Your application will be considered incomplete until the scores are received.
Yes, all application materials postmarked December 15 or earlier will be accepted.