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For Applicants

The English Department has three graduate programs: the PhD in English Literature, the terminal MA in English Literature, and the MFA in Creative Writing. You may submit only one application at a time to the English Department. However, if you are applying to the PhD program, you may request in advance that, if not admitted to that program, you be considered for admission to the MA program. This request should be added to the end of your "Statement of Academic Interests."

For detailed information about applying to the English Department's graduate programs in literature, follow the links on the left-hand side of this page. You may also wish to browse the degree requirements for the MA and PhD, or the pages of the Graduate English Student Association (GESA).

For questions about the PhD and MA programs and their application procedures contact Andrew Stauffer, Director of Graduate Admissions, at ams4k@virginia.edu. For questions about the MFA program and its application procedures, contact Jane Alison, Director of Creative Writing at jas2ad@virginia.edu