Application Checklist for Master of Arts in English

Truman’s Master of Arts in English program prepares a community of exceptional students, scholars, teachers, and creative writers for a lifetime of engagement with writing and literature.

  • Online application and $40 fee
  • Professional statement (upload in online application)
  • Three letters of recommendation (submit recommender’s information in online application)
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities from which you earned college credit, including high school dual credit (Truman applicants do not need to submit Truman transcripts).
    • Current Truman Students: You do not need to upload your Truman transcript but please list Truman in the Academic History portion of your application.
  • OPTIONAL: Graduate Administrative Assistantships (GAA) and Graduate Teaching Research Assistant (GTRA) materials (optional—submitted with online application)


Students who apply by Feb. 1 will be given priority consideration for Graduate Administrative Assistantships (GAAs) and Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships (GTRAs). 2 GAA assistantships are still available in the areas of Social Media Coordinator and Assistant Ofstad Event Coordinator for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Applications for the Master of Arts in English program from students not applying for assistantships are due on the following dates:

  • For Fall admission: applications are due Aug. 16
  • For Spring admission:  applications are due November 1
  • For Summer admission: applications are due April 1


Dr. Sarah B. Mohler
Director of English Graduate Studies