1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Modern Literature and Culture Application Process

How to Apply

Application forms can be downloaded here.

An application should include: 

  • An unofficial copy of your current transcript from the Registrar's home page

  • A Modern Literature and Culture endorsement completed by any faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Your current address, phone number, and e-mail address 

  • A brief statement (1-2 pp) of what you hope to accomplish in Modern Literature and Culture 

Special care should be given to the personal statement. You should briefly outline your academic goals and indicate why you believe that those goals would be best met in the context of the Modern Literature and Culture Program. Give your proposed concentration a name and list several courses from the COD that would be appropriate to it.

Please return the completed application to Mrinalini Chakravorty, Director of Modern Literature and Culture (mailbox in Bryan 229).

If you think you may apply to the program, you should email Mrinalini Chakravorty. She will inform you of anything you need to think about as you consider your application.

Applications are due by March 14, 2017, at 5 p.m. in Mrinalini Chakravorty's mailbox in the English Department.