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M.A. in English Application Requirements

Requirements by Concentration

To be considered for admission, students must submit an application to Monmouth University along with a $50 application fee, and provide the following:

Creative Writing Concentration

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, fifteen or more credits in literature or a related field, and at least one course in creative writing is strongly recommended.
  • An application essay of 1,000 words describing your interest in creative writing, what you hope to accomplish in the M.A. program, and how you think the program will fit into your academic and career goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters from current or former professors recommended; if these are unavailable, letters may be sought from current colleagues, or a current or recent supervisor.
  • A brief creative writing sample: four to five pages of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or drama writing.

Literature Concentration, Rhetoric and Writing Concentration

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, fifteen or more credits in literature or a related field is strongly recommended.
  • An application essay of 1000 words describing your interest in this program, what you hope to accomplish in the M.A. program, and how you think the program will fit into your academic and career goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters from current or former professors recommended; if these are unavailable, letters may be sought from current colleagues, or a current or recent supervisor.
  • A writing sample in the form of a paper that best represents your academic work.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines are May 1 for Summer, July 15 for Fall, and December 1 for Spring.