How to apply: MA in English with a Literature Emphasis

Application materials required

To be considered for admission, you must complete an application on the Graduate College application website.

You will be requested to upload the following materials:

  • official transcripts
  • TOEFL score (international students)
  • letter of intent
  • sample academic paper
  • two letters of recommendation 

Detailed information on Application Requirements for Literature 

Applications for program admission are reviewed year round.  However, classes can fill quickly, so be sure to apply well in advance of the semester you plan to begin attending.


To be considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, you must also upload your teaching statement within Section 6 of your Graduate College online application. 

Selection begins in early February: for first-round consideration of your GA application, submit all materials by February 1.