- Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale. This GPA may be cumulative or in the undergraduate English major.
- Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam.
* International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement.
A Master’s thesis in English should be a work of 50 or more pages demonstrating competent and substantial research coupled with an innovative approach to the subject matter. The thesis will be directed by a faculty member and a committee of two other faculty members (one of whom must be from a department outside English). Once the thesis has been submitted, students will have an oral defense covering both the thesis