Prospective Students


When applying to graduate school, you're actually applying both to the department and to the Graduate College. As such, before you send in any application materials, be sure to apply online here and then pay the $30 application fee.

Deadline for Fall admission: January 15

Deadline for Spring admission: November 1

Applications must include:

  1. Writing sample 
    10-20 pages, essay format. This should be a critical essay.


  2. A brief statement of intent

    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. Additionally, please let us know if you would like to be considered for the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Fellowship in your statement of intent. Find out more information on these fellowships here.

  3. Two letters of recommendation

    Here is a link to the recommendation form you must include with the letter of recommendation: /artsandletters/english/pdf/LetterOfRecommendation_Form.pdf

  4. Undergraduate transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA)


  5. GRE scores
    Take the GRE General Test

  6. Online application

  7. Application fee

The writing sample, statement of intent, and two letters of recommendation can be uploaded in the online submission process. If you're having trouble with this, you can send these documents directly to the Department of English (see address below); all other application materials should be sent to the Graduate College. You can contact the Graduate College ( or 561-297-3624) with any questions about transcripts or the online application process or fee.

If you have trouble with the online system, application documents (writing sample, statement of intent, and two letters of recommendation) can be sent to the following address:

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

Admission is competitive.  The graduate committee of the department reviews and deliberates upon all applications for each enrollment season simultaneously shortly after the deadline.