To apply to the program students must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement describing:
    • Career and educational goals
    • Prior experience with literary studies, creative writing, translation, and languages other than English
    • Proficiency in a second foreign language and literary tradition
  • Mandatory Diversity Statement
  • Translation sample (approximately 20 pages of fiction or drama, 200 lines of poetry) and copies of corresponding pages from source text*

*Upload your translation sample to the documents portion of the online application.

Students must apply online by February 1. There is a $70 application fee.