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How to Apply


The University of Georgia Graduate School has separate processes for students applying from within the United States and those applying internationally.

Click here for domestic application information and application forms.

Click here for international application information forms.


Application for admission into either the MA or Phd program for the following academic year, and for financial aid, should be received by January 1.  A complete application includes:


A) the application form and fees, all transcripts, and GRE score reports, which are submitted to the Graduate School;

B) a CV, a statement of purpose of 2-3 pages, and a writing sample of 12-15 pages;

C) 3 letters of recommendation, which may either be uploaded through the Graduate School once the application is received, or sent directly to the attention of the graduate coordinator, Comp. Lit. Department. 

The Graduate School also requires foreign applicants to submit TOEFL scores and a statement of financial certification.  Under exceptional circumstances applicants may be admitted at mid-year, but in such cases students are unlikely to receive any financial assistance. 


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