GC Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements for the Literature graduate certificate include a minimum of 30 credit hours earned in literature, language, or related courses; 20 credits should have been earned in upper-division courses. It is recommended that applicants have at least one course focusing on a major literary figure and one upper-division course in linguistics. Candidates whose native language is not English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL iBT or 6.5 IELTS.

The Literature graduate certificate program accepts applications year-round and admits students in spring, summer, and fall terms.

In addition to the University’s graduate application requirements, Literature certificate applicants should submit the following:

  • A personal statement of 1-2 pages describing the applicant’s academic and professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 10-20 page research-based analytical writing sample focusing on a literary topic