The Catholic University of America

    How to Apply

    Prospective students may apply online at  In addition to the completed application form and fee, graduate applications should include the following materials: 

    • A personal statement detailing plans for graduate study
    • Official transcripts from all previous institutions of higher learning
    • Verbal, quantitative and analytic GRE scores
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A writing sample of 15-20 pages of critical prose, preferably in the applicant's prospective field of specialization.  

    The application deadline is February 1.

    For questions regarding application procedures, contract the Office of Graduate Admissions by phone at 1-800-673-2772 or 202-319-5057, or by email at For course information, see the English Department's Complete Course Descriptions. For academic questions about the department or its graduate programs, contact Dr. Tobias Gregory, Director of Graduate Studies in English.