Degree Programs

Thank you for your interest in our Department. We hope the following information will be helpful to you.

The application process for Academic Year 2014-2015 will be available beginning August 1, 2014.

Fall Domestic Application Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2014

Fall International Application Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2014

If you have questions, please contact one of the Associate Chairs or the Graduate Assistant at

Admissions Requirements for PhD, MA, MFA

Masters of Arts in Literature Coursework Requirements
Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Coursework Requirements
Doctorate of English Coursework Requirements

How to Apply for any of the graduate programs: follow link for information on the application procedure. You will also need to follow the link to the Graduate School Admissions webpage.

Advising for Ph.D. and M.A.-Literature.
Professor Paul Youngquist, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, serves as general advisor for all M.A. and Ph.D. students.

Contact Information
Office: Hellems 115

Advising for M.F.A.-Creative Writing.
Professor Ruth Ellen Kocher, Director of Creative Writing, serves as general advisor for all M.F.A. Creative Writing students.

Contact Information
Office: Hellems 101F

Helpful Financial Resources. The answers to many of your questions regarding tuition/fees/tuition classification, financial support, housing, and registration can be accessed on the following University websites.

Bursar’s Office:
Financial Aid Office:
Graduate School:
Registrar’s Office:
Department of Housing:

Helpful Application and Class Resources:
· Link to Application Instructions and Online Application Site
· Descriptions by Professors of Selected Courses (current and upcoming semesters) – underconstruction