Applicants may seek admission to the program either as a degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking student. Each entry point has different requirements and different benefits. While an undergraduate English major is the best preparation for master’s level work, students with a strong liberal arts or interdisciplinary background may also be accepted, provided they have met the admissions requirements. There are four formal application deadlines each year—March 1 and August 1 for fall enrollment, October 1 and January 1 for spring enrollment. March 1 is also the deadline for Summer enrollment. In addition, non-degree applicants may apply informally up to three weeks prior to the start of any semester. The application process for both can be done online through the College of Arts and Sciences Application portal and is free.
Completed applications are reviewed by the Graduate Committee within two weeks of the deadlines and admission decisions are normally mailed to applicants within three weeks of the deadlines.
The University of St. Thomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance in the employment of faculty or staff, the admission or treatment of students, or in the operation of its educational programs and activities.
Note: The University of St. Thomas is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.