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Master's in English

Why Come to ULM for a Master's Degree in English?

Our graduates go on to earn Ph.D.'s from schools such as Auburn University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Texas A&M, the University of Arkansas,  Louisiana State University, and the University of Oklahoma.

Curriculum, Course Descriptions and related information are available in the ULM Graduate Catalog.

Reading List: see the M.A.-General Exam Reading List

Application process

In brief, the process requires that you submit an application and send transcripts to the Graduate School. Also, if you want an assistantship or work study position, you will submit an assistantship/work study application and 3 letters of reference from professors to the English department.

For more detail, see the assistantships & work study information Graduate School website.

What to expect from us during the application process

The Graduate School and the department of English will keep you informed at various stages of the process: when your application is forwarded to the department, when the department decides on your admission and admission status, and when the department determines whether you will receive an assistantship or work study position. If you have questions at any time, feel free to contact the Faculty Coordinator of the Graduate program in English:



Dr. Janet Haedicke

Walker Hall 3-98

(318) 342-1494






Contact the ULM Graduate School to apply.

Other Information

Entrance requirements for regular admission

30 hours prior English courses with a 3.0 grade point average in English

Overall GPA of 2.5 or better

GRE composite score of 900 or better (quantitative plus verbal)

Three types of admissions to the ULM English Graduate Program

Regular admission means that you have completed your application, including GRE scores and final transcripts, and have been accepted to the MA program without qualification.

Provisional admission means that you have not yet completed your application.  Perhaps you are still in school, so your final transcripts are pending.  Perhaps you have not yet submitted GRE scores.  Or your admission may be provisional if you have course deficiencies to make up. 

Conditional admission means that you have completed your application, including GRE scores and final transcripts, and we want you in the program.  However,  because you have slightly lower GRE scores or GPA  than we require for regular admission,  you  must prove yourself by making at least 3.0 GPA in your first semester of the MA program.