Admissions

Prospective applicants must submit two independent applications: to the University and to the Department of English.

Important: Please keep in mind that the University application must also be submitted by the program application deadline listed below.

Apply to the University for Graduate Admission

If you have questions about the University application or admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions directly.

Please note: The Department of English is now using an online application system, allowing for the electronic submission of all components of our application including letters of recommendation. Please select your program of interest below for specific instructions.

Apply to the Master of Arts in English

Apply to the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Apply to the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Book Publishing

Apply to the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Professional and Technical Writing

If you have questions about the Department of English admissions process, please contact Mizuki Hisaka, our Graduate Program Administrator at 503-725-3623.

If you have questions about one of our graduate programs, please review the Graduate Student Handbook or contact the Program Director for your program of interest.

Application Deadlines
Master of Arts in English January 3 for fall term
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing January 3 for fall term
Master of Arts or Master of Science in Book Publishing April 1 for fall term
Sept. 1 for winter term
Nov. 1 for spring term
Master of Arts or Master of Science in Professional and Technical Writing April 1 for fall term
Sept. 1 for winter term
Nov. 1 for spring term

Not ready to apply yet? Been away from academic life for a while? If you already have a B.A, why not try a graduate course in English or Writing as a post-baccalaureate student?

Many graduate classes accept post-bac students, and it is an opportunity to try out advanced study in the field, as well as to meet our faculty and current graduate students. Graduate credits can be transferred into our Masters program, if you are accepted later, up to 16 credits. PSU's Admissions website has information on applying as a post-baccalaureate student.