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Application Requirements

Traditional English MA:

A completed application for the Traditional MA in English program at TCNJ includes:

  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Application fee: $70.  (Note: This fee is waived for students who formerly enrolled at The College)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (for matriculation applications only)
  • GRE scores are not required.

You may also send an optional writing sample. If you choose to do so, please send it to:

Dr. Jo Carney

Department of English, TCNJ
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

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Accelerated English MA (4+1):

A completed application for the Accelerated MA (4+1) in English program at TCNJ includes:

  • 300-500 word personal essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation from TCNJ faculty members (one must be from the English department) who can evaluate the candidate’s research and writing skills
  • Unofficial transcripts from TCNJ
  • A writing sample (a piece of analytical writing from a 300-or 400-level course at TCNJ–submitted without any grade or comments on it).

Students applying for this program do not need to take GREs, and you do not have to pay an application fee.


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