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Applications for the M.A. in Literature program are due April 15 to be considered for Fall Semester admission and October 15 to be considered for Spring Semester admission.

If you wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistantship, you must submit all required materials by January 15.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants planning to apply for admission to the M.A. in Literature program, must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A B.A. in English. Applicants without a bachelor’s degree in English are required to have a strong background in the field. They should discuss their qualifications with the Director of the program.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 for the last sixty semester credit hours of undergraduate work.
  • As of December 18, 2019, the English Department no longer requires the GRE for admission into the M.A. in English program(s).

Teaching Assistantships

The Literature program offers funding through a competitive application process for Teaching and Writing Center Assistantships. Teaching Assistantships allow graduate students to teach in our nationally-recognized first-year writing program. Writing Center Assistantships provide opportunities for students to serve as writing consultants, mentor new consultants, and participate in Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) activities. For more details on assistantships, see Teaching Assistantships.

Applications for assistantships are due by January 15.