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.
Candidates should submit a
Salisbury University Application for Graduate Program Admission
and have all of their undergraduate and graduate institutions
forward their transcripts to the Office of Admissions, 1200
Camden Avenue, Salisbury University, Salisbury MD 21801.
M.A. in English
In addition to the
Application for Graduate Program Admission and all college
transcripts (indicating a minimum 3.0 GPA for English [or related] coursework)
which must be received by SU's Office of Admissions, the applicant for the M.A.
in English must also submit a written statement of purpose for applying to the
English M.A. program and specific option directly to the English
Department's Graduate Program Director, Salisbury University, Salisbury MD 21801
and have two (2) letters of
recommendation using the
forwarded to the Graduate Program Director by the recommenders.
Applicants also need to have qualifying examination scores sent to the Office of
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
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."
Applications to the M.A. in English program are only
considered for Fall or Spring admission.
All application materials must be
received by the English Department's Graduate Program Director
no later than August 1st (for Fall semester
admission) or January 1st (for Spring semester admission).
Please note that while we can admit 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.
(which begin in Fall only) must be complete and received by
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.
(non-Degree) Certificate in TESOL
In addition to the
Application for Graduate Program Admission
and all college transcripts which must be received by SU's
Office of Admissions, the applicant for the Post-Baccalaureate
Certificate in TESOL must also submit (or have forwarded)
directly to the English Department's Graduate Program Director,
Salisbury University, Salisbury MD 21801 the following
A letter of application for
admission which includes a written description of reasons for pursuing the
Certificate and a statement of career goals within TESOL and
Two letters of