Master of Arts in English
The Master of Arts in English emphasizes literature, creative writing, and teaching and the role of scholarship and creative writing in the development of teachers. The 2:1 graduate student to graduate faculty ratio in our program is beneficial to both students and faculty and provides an ideal environment for academic growth.
Graduate students take an active role in our department and join faculty in mentoring and teaching undergraduate students and in conducting and presenting research.
The M.A. in English presents an incredible diversity of career paths, including t eaching, doctoral studies, editing, proofreading, technical writing, and other opportunities within in the publishing industry. Many of our graduate students have gone on to teach in high schools and universities, work as writers and editors, and pursue further studies in Ph.D. programs across the country.
The English program is offered through the APSU Clarksville Campus and admits for all terms.
Required Application Materials
- Application for admission
- Application fee: $45 domestic or $50 international
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Official GRE scores
- Two letters of recommendation
- Brief cover letter outlining graduate career goals
- Scholarly writing sample (minimum 6 pages)
- Military documents, if applicable
- Admission decision by department
The English program admits for spring, summer and fall terms through the APSU main campus. To be admitted, applicants should meet the following admission requirements:
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.9 attained on undergraduate coursework
- Bachelor’s degree, in any field,from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum acceptable GRE scores calculated as the following:
oGPA + (0.15 x GRE [Verbal]) > 23.5
oGPA + (0.15 x GRE [Quant]) > 23.5
oGRE Analytical Writing Score of at least 3.5
- Receipt of admission by the English department selection committee
Applicants must submit two sets of application materials: one to the College of Graduate Studies, and one to the Graduate Coordinator of the English program at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Graduate Coordinator will accept unofficial copies of GRE scores and transcripts. Only completed admission packets will be forwarded to the department admission committee for consideration. Admission decisions are made by the English admission committee.
International Admission Requirements
To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Dependent upon program and/or visa status, additional graduate admission requirements must be met. Please refer to the Admission Requirements for International Students page on our website for detailed information and forms that may be required. All admission documents must be received and processed before selection committee review.
Regular admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements. To be granted conditional admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores may be submitted until the official documents are received by Graduate Admissions. If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program.