How to Apply


Students apply to the doctoral program in English through the Graduate School


The doctoral program in English accepts applications for the Fall term only. For Fall 2019 entry, the deadline is December 10, 2018.

We do not require the GRE subject test.

Application Process

There are two separate parts of the application. 

Part I - Graduate School Online Application

The first part of the application is operated by the Graduate School, and you can begin that process by clicking here

Part 2 Writing Sample

The second part of the application is the submission of a writing sample. The sample should be in MS WORD and must not be longer than 25 pages.

Please upload the writing sample at the same time you submit the online application materials to the Graduate School site. This should occur before the final deadline (December 10, 2018). The writing sample is to be uploaded online (follow this link). 

If it is not possible to upload your writing sample electronically, please mail it to the English Graduate Studies Office. Be sure to allow enough time for your application to be complete by the final deadline.

With the exception of the writing sample, all materials should be uploaded to the Graduate School's admissions system through their online service. The English Department does not accept admissions materials.