Master of Arts Admissions

Application Deadlines

Spring Admission Deadline November 1
Summer Admission Deadline January 15
Fall Admission Deadline January 15*
  * For Fall admissions, all application materials must be received in the English department by this date for full consideration with teaching assistantship

Admission Requirements

  • At least a 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Application Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Copy of General GRE Scores

Applicants should be aware that meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. Admission to the graduate program is competitive, and the Department considers the applicant’s total record in making admissions decisions. While an undergraduate degree in English is not required, adequate preparation toward graduate study must be demonstrated. The Department considers the applicant’s total record. Application materials can be obtained from the English Department or from the FAU Graduate College website, where the catalog description of the program can be found.

Admissions Materials

Send the following to the Graduate College

  • Completed application form
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE scores (except for MFA applicants)

Send the following separately to the English Department:

  • 3-4 page statement of purpose outlining your preparation for graduate study and your areas of interest. The statement should also indicate if you wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship.
  • 10-20 page writing sample (this should be a critical essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation using the required form (we prefer letters of recommendation from English professors)

Address for the English Department:

Attn: Graduate Advisor
English Department, CU 306
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 

Additional Information

Sika Dagbovie-Mullins , Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English

Tiffany Frost , English Graduate MA Program Advisor

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