Montana State University

Department of English Graduate Program Application Requirements & Deadlines

Grad Students

Applications for the graduate program are available at The Graduate School's website:

Application for Graduate Admission

The Graduate School Requirements

University requirements for admission with full standing to The Graduate School include:

  • 3.0 grade point average (A=4.0).
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate course work.

Department of English Requirements:

In addition to the admission requirements for The Graduate School, the Department of English requires the following:

  • Three letters of recommendation from people who can comment on your success in a graduate program in English.
  • A personal essay in which you discuss your reasons for pursuing the Master of Arts in English.
  • A 10-15 page writing sample.


The deadline for admission and consideration for a teaching assistantship is January 31st. The final deadlines for admission only are July 1 (fall semester) and November 1 (spring semester). Deadlines for international students are May 15 (fall semester) and September 15 (spring semester).

Updated: 07/21/2014