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Literature

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Teya Rosenberg
tr11@txstate.edu
512.245.7685
Flowers, Room 358

Advisor Support
Dr. Flore Chevaillier
f_c99@txstate.edu
512.245.7683
Flowers, Room 361

Students in the literature program have the extraordinary opportunity to hear and meet a wide variety of writers. Most authors stay for a few days, giving readings, attending receptions, visiting classes, and meeting with graduate students. Other major writers join the faculty for two-year terms.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.A. 36 Non-Thesis Minor required
M.A. 30 Thesis Minor required

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority January 15 January 15
Fall - Standard June 15* June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

*The deadline for the Fall 2018 term has been extended to August 1, 2018.

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding. Read additional information about departmental funding opportunities below.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review important information about the ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international credential fee (if applicable)

  Effective Fall 2019 and beyond

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

  Review important information about application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.25 GPA in a minimum of 24 hours of undergraduate English, including at least 12 advanced hours

  If your English GPA falls between 3.0 and 3.25, official GRE (general test only) scores and additional documents are required. Read additional information below.

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • official GRE (general test only) scores not required unless your English GPA falls between 3.0 and 3.25. Read additional information below.

  Review important information about official test scores.


Documents

  • additional documents not required unless your English GPA falls between 3.0 and 3.25. Read additional information below.

  Review important information about documents, including the submission instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU). You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review important information about official test scores.


Additional Information

  GPA and Additional Requirements
If your English GPA falls between 3.0 and 3.25, please submit the following items in order to be considered for conditional admission*: 

  • official GRE (general test only) scores with a preferred minimum of 160 in the verbal section
  • two letters of recommendation
  • writing sample of non-fiction prose, preferably literary analysis

*Conditional admission is not available to applicants who require "F" or "J" visas.


  Funding Information
If you are applying for a departmental graduate assistantship (IA/TA), you must submit required materials for both the literature program and the IA/TA position by January 15 for the following academic year.