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Admission Requirements

  1. General admission to graduate study.
  2. Completion of an undergraduate major or minor in English.
  3. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate English courses above the
    freshman level, to have included 12 credits of upper division English and
    American literature courses.
  4. A minimum score of 146 verbal section and 140 quantitative section of the GRE.
    a) A minimum score of 146 verbal section and 140 quantitative section of the GRE. 
    b)Students may circumvent taking the GRE and will be unconditionally admitted if, after completing 12 credit hours at MSU in English, which must include a required Major Author course, they achieve an MSU GPA of 3.75 or higher, with no grade lower than "B." 
    c) If students fail to achieve a 3.75 after completing 12 credit hours at MSU in English, which must include a Major Author course, or receive a grade lower than "B," they have the option of taking the GRE, and if student then meet the English MA program's GRE cut scores, they will be granted unconditional admission.

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