Specific Admission Requirements
• Students must have completed 6 hours of a foreign language.
• Students must have a BA degree from an accredited institution.
Students must complete the University’s application form and include a sample of their written work.
Students must submit official transcripts of all college work from accredited institutions (both undergraduate and graduate) confirming a minimum overall grade point average of 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must have a GRE aptitude score of 850 [combined verbal and quantitative scores] and a GPA of 2.9.
Students must have three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
Students must have an undergraduate major in an English discipline or permission of the director of the program.
International students must have their credentials evaluated from a third party source such as World Education Services (www.WES.org).
International students whose first language is not English, must also have a TOEFL exam score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79-80 internet-based. For international students who have taken the IELTS exam, they must have achieved a 6.0 bandwidth.
Students not meeting all of the above prerequisites will be considered upon the recommendation of the Graduate Admissions Council.
Students will have their course performance assessed regularly by their advisor.
Provisional admission students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better while in the graduate program.
Initially the division chairperson will be the student’s advisor. An appropriate graduate faculty member or education tutor will be assigned by the ESL Programs Director.