Admission Requirements

Applying for Admission

For consideration, applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed online application with supplemental materials (

    • Letter detailing reasons for pursuing graduate study in English
    • Contact information for two academic references
    • Writing sample of 10-15 pages: may be work submitted for previous courses, but must show your analytical or critical writing about literature
    • $50 application fee
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (GPA of 3.00 or higher)

    • Bachelor’s degree in English or American Literature, or closely related field
    • Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.00 in all post-baccalaureate coursework
    • Applicants with lower GPAs may be considered conditionally
    • Applicants who lack sufficient preparation in literature may be required to take additional undergraduate credits

Official transcripts may be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office:

By Mail:

Central Connecticut State University
Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office
1615 Stanley Street
Davidson Hall 116
New Britain, CT 06050

By Email:

Applications will not be considered until all materials have been received; evaluation will be conducted by the department on an ongoing basis. The Literacy Studies Track accepts application for fall and spring admission. The Online Hybrid Track for Teachers accepts application for spring, summer, and fall.

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Deborah Spillman
Associate Professor & Assistant Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
English | MA
Willard-DiLoreto Hall

Academic Department