Applicant Statement / Letter of Intent: In no more than 1000 words, describe the relevant academic, personal and/or professional experiences compelling you pursue advanced study in English. If you were not an English major in college, please take care to describe your qualifications for advanced study in English.
Letters of Recommendation: Two letters required from undergraduate or graduate literature, and/or writing and rhetoric professors.
Additional Requirements: Minimum 10-page writing sample demonstrating your advanced skills in literary or rhetorical research and analysis.
Optional Requirements: Statement of purpose indicating a desire to be considered for a teaching assistantship.
The Department of English offers a limited number of teaching assistantships, which include a tuition waiver and a stipend. Upon completing 18 hours of graduate work, including Pedagogy (ENG 6937), students are assigned to teach a course of freshman composition. Students may hold a teaching assistantship for a maximum of two years, and teaching assistants must be registered for 9 credit hours while they hold their assistantship. All inquiries about financial aid should be addressed to the Financial Aid Office, which also awards loans, work-study, and all other financial packages.