Applicants for admission to the program must complete the bachelor of arts degree with an undergraduate major in English or its near equivalent by the time they commence their graduate study. Applicants must submit results of the Graduate Record Examination (general test) and a writing sample that exhibits a mastery of English prose style, literary analysis, and documentation methods. The application is evaluated by a committee of graduate faculty from the Department of English. Evaluation is based on academic records, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and the writing sample.
Application must be made online at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu.