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The Graduate Program in English
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Applying for Admission

To be considered for admission, students must have completed a bachelor's degree in English (or a related field) with a minimum 3.0 GPA in those undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) courses. A student who fails to meet this requirement should consult with the English Department's Graduate Program Director regarding the removal of deficiencies.

Applying for M.A. in English:

Please review these steps carefully. For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 410-548-3546 or graduateadmissions@salisbury.edu

  • Application to Graduate Admission at Salisbury University can be completed by visiting our Online Application Center.
  • You will be required to pay a $65 non-refundable application fee prior to application submission. Accepted methods of payment include credit/debit cards and electronic checks. The application fee is waived for all Military and Veteran applicants.
  • If you live in Maryland and would like to be considered for in-state tuition, please complete the Residency form and return to the Tuition Residency Office.
  • You are required to submit official transcripts from each college or university you attended. (Applicants with course work on file at Salisbury University do not need to provide official transcripts for SU credit hours). Transcripts should be sent to the following:
          Paper: Office of Graduate Studies, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801
          Electronic: graduateadmissions@salisbury.edu
  • Statement of Purpose for applying to the English M.A. program and specific option.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Applicants also need to have qualifying examination scores sent to the Office of Graduate Studies, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801.
    • Applicants who wish to be considered for Teaching Assistantships are required to have acceptable scores on the GRE General Test. (If scores are not available at the time of application, a Copy of GRE Registration Form should be forwarded to the Graduate Program Director.)

    • Applicants who are not requesting consideration for Teaching Assistantships, GRE General Test, MAT, or PRAXIS I scores are acceptable.

    • NOTE:  Qualifying examination scores are considered relative to undergraduate (and previous graduate) GPAs, recommendations, statements of purpose, and interviews (if required). There are no set cutoff or minimum scores for "acceptable."

DEADLINES:

Applications to the M.A. in English program are only considered for Fall or Spring admission. All application materials must be submitted no later than August 1st (for Fall semester admission) or January 1st (for Spring semester admission). Please note that while we can frequently admit students at these late dates, such a late admission may make the selection of courses difficult. The sooner we receive application materials, the better.

Applications for Teaching Assistantships (which begin in Fall only) must be complete and received by March 1st.

When admitted, graduate students may count no more than nine hours taken as non-degree students toward the M.A. in English. With the approval of the Graduate Program Director, up to nine hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another institution.

Applying for Post-Baccalaurate (non-Degree) Certificate in TESOL:

Please review these steps carefully. For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 410-548-3546 or graduateadmissions@salisbury.edu

  • Application to Graduate Admission at Salisbury University can be completed by visiting our Online Application Center.
  • You will be required to pay a $65 non-refundable application fee prior to application submission. Accepted methods of payment include credit/debit cards and electronic checks. The application fee is waived for all Military and Veteran applicants.
  • If you live in Maryland and would like to be considered for in-state tuition, please complete the Residency form and return to the Tuition Residency Office.
  • You are required to submit official transcripts from each college or university you attended. (Applicants with course work on file at Salisbury University do not need to provide official transcripts for SU credit hours). Transcripts should be sent to the following:
          Paper: Office of Graduate Studies, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801
          Electronic: graduateadmissions@salisbury.edu
  • A letter including a description of reasons for pursuing the certificate and a statement of career goals within TESOL.
  • Two letters of recommendation
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