Application & Admission
After the March 1 deadline, all applications are processed by the Office of Graduate Studies to determine eligibility for admission to the WSU Graduate School. As part of the process, the English Department Graduate Studies Committee evaluates all candidates and endorses the admission of selected applicants to the Graduate School (formal admission to the English Graduate Program is filed after at least six graduate course credits are completed and the student files an Admission to Candidacy form).
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree completed by the time of graduate enrollment, and the undergraduate degree should correlate to the course of study that the applicant wishes to pursue at the graduate level. In some cases, students accepted into the English Graduate Program may be required to take equivalency courses in certain subjects not covered by their undergraduate coursework. Admission to the graduate program is based on strong application materials, as well as a minimum 3.00 GPA overall, figured on a basis of 4.0, and a minimum 3.25 GPA in undergraduate English courses.