Requirements for Admission to the Master of Arts in English
Any person admitted to the Master’s program in English must hold a Bachelor’s degree. An applicant who receives regular admission status must also meet the following requirements:
A. Completion of 24 semester hours of undergraduate English courses, atleast 12 of which must be at the Jr./Sr. level.
B. A combined score of 850 or above on the General Test of the GRE (or the equivalent on the new GRE).
C. One of the following minimum graduate admissions requirements based on the level of work completed at the time of the application:
- 2.50 GPA on the undergraduate degree or
- 2.75 GPA on the last two years (approximately 60-70 semester hours or 90-100 quarter hours) of upper level undergraduateacademic course work or
- 2.75 GPA on 30 or more semester hours undergraduate creditafter earning the first bachelor’s degree or
- 2.75 GPA on the last two years (approximately 60-70 semester hours or 90-100 quarter hours) of undergraduate academic course work and a 3.00 GPA on fewer than 24 hours graduatecourse work or
- 3.00 GPA on 24 or more graduate hours or
- An earned Master’s degree or higher-level degree.
A student in a Regular admission status is eligible for a graduate assistantship.
An applicant not satisfying the minimum GRE score and/or grade point average may be admitted to a degree program as a Provisional student if recommended by the Graduate Coordinator of the academic unit offering the degree program. Students below a combined GRE score of 750(or the equivalent on the new GRE)or a GPA of 2.0 on the undergraduate degree will not be considered for Provisional status. Students in Provisional status must advance to Regular status as prescribed by Graduate School rules outlined on p. 13.
A student may be admitted in Contingent status when needing the final transcript recording the Bachelor’s degree, GRE scores, and/or the completion of undergraduate course deficiencies. Students in Provisional status must advance to Regular status as prescribed by Graduate School rules outlined on p. 13.
A student in the Contingent status is eligible for a graduate assistantship. Continued eligibility for a graduate assistantship beyond the initial semester would require that any such graduate assistants advance to Regular status by the completion of the initial semester. Students may not be moved from Contingent status to Provisional status. Failure to qualify for regular admission status will prevent the student from registering for the next semester.
Non-Degree-Classified Admission and Unclassified Admission
Students wishing to take graduate courses in English for purposes other than a graduate degree should review their options for Non-Degree-Classified Admission and Unclassified Admission as specified by Graduate School rules on p. 13.
No more than 9 hours earned by a student in Provisional, Contingent, Non-Degree, or Unclassified Status may be counted towards a graduate degree, provided the Graduate Dean approves the credit that is recommended by the appropriate Graduate Coordinator or graduate Faculty Advisor.