When applying to graduate school, you're actually applying both to the department and to the Graduate College. As such, before you send in any application materials, be sure to apply online here and then pay the $30 application fee.
Deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Deadline for Spring admission: November 1
Applications must include:
10-20 pages, essay format. This should be a critical essay.
A brief statement of intent
3-4 page statement of purpose outlining your preparation for graduate study and your areas of interest. The statement should also indicate if you wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship.
Two letters of recommendation
Here is a link to the recommendation form you must include with the letter of recommendation: /artsandletters/english/pdf/LetterOfRecommendation_Form.pdf
Undergraduate transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA)
- GRE scores
Take the GRE General Test.
The writing sample, statement of intent, and two letters of recommendation can be uploaded in the online submission process. If you're having trouble with this, you can send these documents directly to the Department of English (see address below); all other application materials should be sent to the Graduate College. You can contact the Graduate College (firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-297-3624) with any questions about transcripts or the online application process or fee.
If you have trouble with the online system, application documents (writing sample, statement of intent, and two letters of recommendation) can be sent to the following address:
Attn: English Graduate Advisor
English Department, CU 306
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Admission is competitive. The graduate committee of the department reviews and deliberates upon all applications for each enrollment season simultaneously shortly after the deadline.