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Master of Arts in English

Available at the Milledgeville Campus

How to Apply

Prospective students are encouraged to apply prior to July 1st for the Fall Semester, November 15  for Spring Semester, and April 1 for Maymester and Summer Semesters. 

Application for Admission
For application procedures, click here.

Requirements for Regular Admission

Undergraduate major in English

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) on all undergraduate work

One official copy of all transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office at the time of application.

Standardized Tests
English requires the GRE (general test only) for admission. A score of 156 or higher on the Verbal section of the GRE, and a score of 4.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing section is required.

Letters of Recommendation
The application must also be supported by two letters of recommendation from referees who know the student's work well and who are qualified to comment on its quality. The letters should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office (letters may be mailed or faxed):

   Graduate Admissions Office
   Kate Marshall
   Campus Box 107
   Milledgeville, GA 31061
   800-342-0471 (in Ga.)

Writing Sample
A 10-15 page critical essay in English must also be submitted with your application. Writing samples should be submitted directly to Dr. Lopez:

   Dr. Jennifer Flaherty  
   MA Program Coordinator 
   Department of English and Rhetoric 
   Georgia College & State University 
   Campus Box 44 
   Milledgeville, GA 31061           
   478-445-3180 or 478-445-4581 or Arts & Sciences 3-22

Students who do not meet requirements for regular admission may be admitted provisionally.

Information about Graduate Assistantships.

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