English Graduate Program

Graduate Programs

Facebook Icon Instagram Logo

Grad Student

Information for Prospective Students in the English M.A. Programs

English Graduate Programs

English Graduate Courses

Admissions Requirements:

Admission to the M.A. English: Literature, Rhet Comp, and TESL programs requires a minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 units of coursework. No recommendation letters or test scores are required. Nor is a personal statement required beyond what the application online asks for.

We do not require a degree in English: Literature, but non-majors will be required to take up to five undergraduate prerequisites.

Applicants to the MA TESL who do not have a background in linguistics are welcome, but may need to take up to three prerequisite classes upon acceptance.

If you are slightly below a 3.0 GPA, you may still apply, but you must send a personal statement and recommendation letters to Dr. Debra Best (dbest@csudh.edu).

To apply, go to: Cal State Apply

Admission Deadlines:

The application deadline for Fall 2021 is July 15.

Contact Us

Need more info about the English Graduate Programs? Email us!

Dr. Debra Best, English Department Chair: dbest@csudh.edu

Dr. Jane Lee, Graduate Coordinator for M.A. English Literature and M.A. English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition: jlee@csudh.edu


Important Dates for Graduate Students 2021-2022

DateInformation
Thursday, July 1
Application to Graduate in Fall 2021
Thursday, July 15
Deadline for Fall 2022 Admission to the Graduate Program
Monday, August 9Change of Objective Forms (For students switching between Literature, Rhet/Comp, and TESL and/or adding the Rhet/Comp or TESL Certificate)
Sunday, August 23Classes Begin
Friday, September 10
Thesis Deadline I: Intent to Submit
Monday, September 13
Graduate Research Advancement and Development Grant Application
Wednesday, September 15Late Application to Graduate in Fall 2021
Friday, October 1Application to Graduate in Spring 2022 Due (Regular Deadline)
Monday, October 11
Graduate Research Advancement and Development Grant Application
Monday, October 25
Thesis Deadline II: Committee Member Approvals
Tuesday, October 26
M.A. Exam Workshop and Information Session
7:00pm - 8:00pm via Zoom
Monday, November 1
Thesis Deadline III: Thesis Submission
M.A. Comprehensive Exams (Literature and Rhet/Comp): Part I: remotely
Wednesday, November 3
M.A. Comprehensive Exams (Literature and Rhet/Comp): Part II: remotely
Thursday, November 4
M.A. Thesis Workshop and Information Session
7:00pm - 8:00pm via Zoom
Monday, November 8
Graduate Research Advancement and Development Grant Application
Monday, November 15Deadline for Spring 2022 Admission to the Graduate Program
Wednesday, December 1Prospectus deadline for students wishing to submit a thesis in Spring 2021
TBAStudent Research Day abstracts due
Friday, December 3Last Day of Classes
Saturday, December 4 - Friday, December 10Final Exams
Wednesday, December 15Late Application to Graduate in Spring 2022
Last day of Fall semester
DateInformation
Monday, January 10
Change of Objective Forms: (For students switching between Literature, Rhet/Comp, and TESL and/or adding the Rhet/Comp or TESL certificate)
Monday, January 24
Classes Begin
Tuesday, Feburary 1
Application to Graduate in Summer 2022 (Regular Deadline)
Thursday, Feburary 10
Thesis Deadlines I: Intent to Submit
TBA
Student Research Day
Monday, Feburary 14
Graduate Research Advancement and Development Grant Application
Monday, March 14
Application to Graduate in Summer 2022 (Regular Deadline)
Friday, March 25
Thesis Deadlines II: Committee Member Approvals
TBA
M.A. Exam Workshop and Information Session
TBA
M.A. Thesis Workshop and Information Session
Sunday, March 27 - Saturday, April 2
Spring Break
Friday, April 1
Thesis Deadline III: Thesis Submission
Monday, April 11
M.A. Comprehensive Exams (Literature and Rhet/Comp): Part I
Wednesday, April 13
M.A. Comprehensive Exams (Literature and Rhet/Comp): Part II
Friday, April 15Graduate Equity Fellowship Application
Late Deadline to Graduate in Summer 2022
TBAM.A. Comprehensive Exams for TESL
TBA
Enjambed Release Party
TBAEnglish Language Conference
TBA
Graduate Colloquium
Friday, May 13Last Day of Classes
Saturday, May 14 - Friday, May 20Final Exam
TBACommencement (Graduate Ceremony)
DateInformation
Friday, May 20
Thesis Deadline I: Intent to Submit
Friday, June 3
Thesis Deadlines II: Committee Memeber Approvals
Friday, June 10
Thesis Deadlines III: Thesis Submissions
Friday, July 1Application to Graduate in Fall 2022 (Regular Deadline)
Wednesday, June 1Deadline for Fall 2022 Admission to the Graduate Program