Department of English

Graduate Program

Contact Info
Dr. Vicki Tischio
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2822
VTISCHIO@WCUPA.EDU


Program Admissions

Requirements

Students seeking admission to the M.A. in English should have a minimum GPA of 2.80. Generally, students should have majored in English or a related discipline. The GRE examinations are not required for admission to the graduate English program.

Applicants who do not have a strong undergraduate record in English or do not meet the minimum GPA requirement can still apply to the program and may be accepted provisionally. Students accepted provisionally might be asked to take additional courses (undergraduate or graduate) before being fully admitted into the graduate program.

What you will need to apply

All applications to the M.A. in English are processed by the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education. Do not submit materials directly to the Department of English.

It is not necessary for applicants to know for certain which track or concentration they wish to pursue at the time of application or admission to the program.

Applicants for the M.A. in English will need to submit the following materials:
  1. Completed Application
  2. 5-6 page writing sample of analytical writing on a subject related to the study of English
  3. Official transcript(s)
  4. Two letters of recommendation

Applicants for Certification in Secondary English will need to submit the following materials:
  1. Completed Application
  2. Goals Statement (250 words)
  3. Official Transcript(s)

Procedures

To apply for the M.A. in English online, create an account and then fill out the appropriate information.

To apply for the M.A. in English on paper, download the application and follow the application procedures determined by the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education.

To apply to Certification in Secondary English, follow the application procedures determined by the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education.

Any questions about application procedures should be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education.