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All application materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions via the online Graduate Application. Use the graduate admission checklist to get started.

  • Deadlines

    Students requesting teaching assistantships should make that request in their Statement of Purpose.

    • Fall: Apply by March 1, 5 p.m. EST
    • Spring: Apply by October 1, 5 p.m. EST


  • Requirements
    • GPA: 3.0 undergraduate
    • GRE: Not required
    • Applicant Statement / Letter of Intent: Required
    • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters required from undergraduate or graduate literature, and/or writing and rhetoric professors
    • Additional Requirements: Minimum 10-page writing sample
    • Optional Requirements: Statement of purpose indicating a desire to be considered for a teaching assistantship

    For additional requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog

  • Funding

    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.