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Graduate Admission

Graduate students in the Department of English frequently present at national, international and local conferences and have received many prestigious awards. Approximately 250 graduate students are enrolled each semester. One third of these students hold teaching assistantships. The program awards excellence by offering outstanding financial packages, including travel funds for professional development. Class sizes are small, giving students the opportunity to work closely with professors in a variety of fields. Reading groups, guest lectures, workshops and other events help bring students and faculty together. Opportunities for professional development and mentoring, such as Preparing Future FacultyGraduate Scholars of English Association and forums for graduate students, prepare graduate students for successful careers within and beyond academia. In addition, there are several study abroad opportunities for English graduate students as well as teaching abroad opportunities. Contact us for more information, or send an e-mail to enggrad@asu.edu

Application Deadlines

PhD English (Literature), PhD English (English Education), PhD English (Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies), and PhD Linguistics and Applied Linguistics have one deadline: January 15 for fall.

MA English (Literature), MA English (Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies), and MA English (Comparative Literature) have one deadline: January 15 for fall.

MTESOL and MA Linguistics and Applied Linguistics have three deadlines: September 15 for spring, and January 15 and April 15 for fall.

MTESOL Online has three deadlines: March 15 for summer, April 15 for fall, and November 1 for spring. 

MA English Education has two deadlines: January 15 and June 15 for fall.

MA English Online has multiple deadlines: 

  • March 15 for Summer A
  • April 15 for Summer B
  • May 15 for Fall A
  • July 15 for Fall B
  • September 15 for Spring A
  • November 15 for Spring B

MAS has one deadline: April 15 for fall.

MFA has one deadline: January 1 for fall.

4+1 programs have two deadlines: April 15 for fall and October 1 for spring.

Graduate Certificates in Critical Theory and Linguistics accept applications year round.

Note: The committee reviews applications shortly after the deadline. The application must be complete with all supporting documents before review. This is the applicant's responsibility. Please plan accordingly when submitting an application.