Program Code:      ENGL
Degree: M.A. and Ph.D.
School:  Arts/Humanities
   
General Requirements: Statement of Purpose*
  Transcript(s)
  TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
   
Program-Specific Requirements: Letters of Recommendation (3)
  Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  CV/Resume
  Writing Sample**
   
Application Deadlines: December 8 (Fall domestic/international)
   
Contact Program: www.english.umd.edu/academics/graduate/admissions/contact
Diversity Statement:  The Department of English is committed to supporting students
and ensuring a fear-free, inclusive space where all students
can thrive. The department recognizes non-binary gender
identifications, as well as the difference between assigned
biological sex and gender expression. It encourages
students, faculty, and staff to share and honor preferred
pronouns and names.

*A statement addressing the intended focus of your graduate studies and how your past educational experiences have prepared you for this course of study. If applicable, this statement would also be the place to address any unusual challenges that you may have faced during your academic career and/or the formative nature of any extracurricular activities (i.e. athletics, outreach activities, clubs, etc.) that may have had an impact on your intellectual development. (If you are applying to the PhD program but would like to be considered for the MA in the event that a PhD spot is unavailable, please also indicate that here.)

**A single sample of critical writing of approximately 12-20 pages. While we encourage you to submit your best writing sample, we prefer a writing sample in your declared field of interest. The writing sample should include an updated works cited page to help us evaluate your critical and theoretical familiarity with a field, a period or a genre. (uploaded to the Uploads Requirements section of the application)