Graduate Admission Requirements
Application Deadline: March 1st, 2024. Questions about applying? See our FAQs below.
Complete the Online Graduate Studies Application
- Your official transcripts
- A graduate admissions essay
- A writing sample labeled with contact information (poetry 10-15 pages, prose 15-25 pages)
- Two letters of reference to the GradCAS application
If you’re an international student from a non-English speaking country, you’ll also need to submit your TOEFL score.
You will not need GRE scores as part of your application.
Complete your FAFSA
You must file the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid.
Submit a Graduate Service Appointment (GSA) Application (Optional)
If you wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistantship, you must both submit a Graduate Service Appointment (GSA) Application here and add a teaching statement to your GradCAS application under the “Program Materials” section. (The teaching statement is a brief letter describing your interest in and prior experience with teaching. This teaching statement is in addition to the Graduate Admission Essay.)