How to Apply

Program Eligibility

Candidates who hold a Bachelor's degree, or who will complete a Bachelor's degree by the start of the admission term, are eligible to apply. Many but by no means all of our applicants also have a Master's degree in English or a related field. Please note that program requirements are identical for those entering with Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Applicants with previous degrees in majors other than English literature are eligible to apply, although a substantial background in literary/cultural study is recommended.

In general, applicants should have a 3.0 (B) grade point average, or the equivalent, in their undergraduate work. There are no minimum requirements for GRE scores.

Questions about the graduate program may be directed to Humanities Graduate Admissions: humagradadmissions@rice.edu.