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English (M.A.)

Admissions Information


Getting Started

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies website or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.

Note: The minimum GRE entrance exam scores listed below are for the GRE taken prior to August 1, 2011. For information about the minimum revised GRE scores (taken after August 1, 2011), please contact the Graduate Studies Office at (239) 590-7988 or

Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the English (MA) program is competitive and selective. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements for consideration may not necessarily be admitted into the program. Successful applicants generally can demonstrate sophisticated achievement in composing literary analysis, and thus the writing sample is perhaps the most significant part of the application package.

Minimum Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in English or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • A combined score of at least 1000 on the GRE
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) for international students from countries where English is not the primary language.
  • The names (include contact information) of two college or university faculty members who will serve as references in support of your application;
  • A statement of personal goals (indicate whether you are interested in a teaching assistantship);
  • A writing sample of 8-10 pages.