Frequently Asked Questions
How much funding is available?
Students admitted to the master's program in English and American Literature will receive an English Department Scholarship, which covers 50% tuition (not registration and services fees). Further funding is available through our Charles Wickham Moore Scholarship, which are awarded on a competitive bases and provide an additional 25% tuition scholarship.
Do I need to make a separate application for funding?
No, funding will be awarded based on your admission application.
When is the deadline for applications?
Our published application deadline is January 13th, 2017, and we will begin to review the files on that date. We will however continue to accept applications until January 31st, 2017.
Do you require the GRE?
The GRE general test is a requirement for admission to all programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Science. As a department, we commend but do not require that you take the GRE subject test.
How can I find out more about the MA?
The MA Handbook, which can be found on our departmental website, contains detailed and up-to-date information about the program.
Can I visit your department?
We will be holding an Open House for admitted students on TBA. This will give you a chance to see the department, sit in on a class, meet our current MA and PhD students, and introduce yourself to members of the faculty during their open office hours.
I still have questions!
The graduate administrator at the Department of English is Lissette Florez, who can answer most questions about life as an MA student (firstname.lastname@example.org). Specific concerns about the admissions procedure are best addressed Graduate Enrollment Services (email@example.com). Questions about the academic program should be directed to Professor Juliet Fleming, who is the Director of the MA in English (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like to be put in touch with one of our current MA students, please contact Professor Fleming, who will arrange an exchange of email addresses.