Admission Process for Graduate Program in English:

You may apply on-line or by filling out and sending in an application (found in the back of the graduate catalog). A $35 application fee is due at the time of application. In order to complete your application, you will need to see that the following materials are sent to the College of Graduate Studies, Sam H. Ingram Building, MTSU Box 42, Murfreesboro,TN 37132:

  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (These can be emailed to
  • GRE scores (We look primarily at the Verbal and Analytical portions of the General exam; the English subject test, though not required, is recommended.)
  • A short statement of purpose (500 words or so) in which you present your reasons for wishing to pursue graduate studies in English (your professional plans, areas of interest, etc.) as well as any relevant experience that prepares you for graduate studies.

APPLICATION DEADLINES for fall semester admission:

February 1st for those wishing to be considered for graduate assistantships

March 1st for all others

APPLICATION DEADLINES for spring semester admission must be completed by October 1.

For more information, visit the English Department section of the Graduate Catalog and Admissions to the College of Graduate Studies.

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Learn about Our Program's Special Strengths

Americanists | Children's Literature | Medieval and Renaissance Literature | Southern Literature

 Graduate English Flier

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Important Dates Spring 2018