This page provides a convenient reference for deadlines in the English department’s graduate programs.
Deadline for PhD Admission in September 2017:
Due Feb. 1 2017
To apply to the Ph.D. in English, you must submit official transcripts showing conferral of your bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 24 credits in English or American literature. You must also possess at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the undergraduate level, with a 3.5 or better in English courses.
We require that you submit evidence of acceptable scores for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test along with your application. The subject GRE Test is not required.
You must submit three letters of recommendation, two of which come from an academic reference and attest to your work as a student. You must also submit a recent sample of written work, as well as a personal statement detailing your professional goals.
Applicants who apply with an M.A. or M.F.A. in English may receive up to 18 credits of advanced standing, with approval from the graduate director and the Dean’s office.
Steve R. Mentz, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
St. John Hall, Room B-40
Director of Graduate Admissions
Deadlines for Graduation (MA and PhD)
For Doctoral students who wish to graduate in September 2017:
Defenses must be completed by September 18.
Reader’s copies should be distributed by August 30.
Final copies on watermarked paper to the Dean’s office by September 22.
(*Note that the time between Defense date and deadline for final deposit is short.)
For Doctoral Students who wish to graduate in January 2017:
The oral dissertation defense must be scheduled and completed by Nov 9.
Reader’s copies should be distributed by Oct 19.
Final copy of the dissertation to the Dean’s office by Dec 14.
For Doctoral students who wish to graduate in May 2017:
The oral dissertation defense must be scheduled and completed by April 7.
Reader’s copies should be distributed by March 24.
Copies of the dissertation are due to the Dean’s office by April 21 (for official check).
Final copy of the dissertation on watermarked paper to the Dean’s office by May 6.
For Master’s Students who wish to graduate in Jan 2017:
All Masters’ Portfolios or Theses must be submitted to the department office by Nov 12.
For Master’s Students who wish to graduate in May 2017:
All Masters’ Portfolios or Theses must be submitted to the department office by March 15.
If you have questions about any of these deadlines or processes, please consult with your mentor and committee. You may also contact Dr. Steve Mentz, DGS (firstname.lastname@example.org).