How to Apply to the MA in Composition and Literature Program

  • In order to apply to the Composition and Literature master's program at IUP, please submit all of the materials listed below. Applicants must have a minimum 2.6 GPA for undergraduate or a 3.5 GPA for graduate degrees to be considered for admission.

    The Composition and Literature MA at IUP is perfect for any student who loves English and wants the expansive knowledge and practical skills necessary to meet the demands of the contemporary job market. 

    Submit the following items for consideration:

    • Apply online
    • $50 nonrefundable application fee
    • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation written by those qualified to assess the applicant's potential for master's study
    • Signed and dated written academic goal statement from the candidate that explains reasons for pursuing a master's degree and professional plans
    • Official, sealed transcripts of colleges and universities attended

     Priority review will be given to applications received by the following deadlines:  

    • For fall semester: January 15 for early decision or March 15 for second round, pending availability

    Applications received after March 15 may be considered on a rolling basis, but only in the case that there are still openings in the program.

    For more general information on the Composition and Literature MA program, please review the program handbook.