College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University

Master of Arts in English

Program Director: Dr. David Lavery
Peck Hall 316A
Graduate Analyst: Karissa Garrison

The Department of English offers the Master of Arts, the Doctor of Philosophy, and a minor at the graduate level.

Materials required for application include: official transcripts certifying coursework from each college of university attended, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores (English Subject test optional), and a 500-word statement of purpose outlining academic interests and professional goals. Admissions decisions will be made after reviewing all materials and determining the applicant's capacity, suitability, and preparation for graduate study. Students are selected from a pool of qualified applicants. Admission to graduate study is not automatic by meeting minimal admission requirements.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in English program, applications for summer/fall admission must be complete by March 1. Application for spring admission must be complete by October 1. Those seeking teaching assistantships must apply by February 1 for the following fall semester. All application materials should be sent directly to the College of Graduate Studies, other than the assistantship application, which should be sent directly to the Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department.

A student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

Online application and appropriate application fee

Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)

Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - English Subject Test Optional

Three letters of recommendation

500-word statement of purpose


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466